Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dos and Don'ts

How is it December already? I have a crazy list of things I need to accomplish and I'm not even talking bout the upcoming holidays. So without further ado, here's the list:


  • Finish the Work-In-Progress rough draft and get it to my agent. I'm almost there. Only about a hundred pages to go. (If you're interested, the working title is MYSTIC)
  • Plan to get the word out there for the April release of WISHFUL THINKING. I have some contest ideas and giveaway thoughts, as well as some advertising ideas too.
  • Somehow promote my kindle book, Temptation's Warrior.
  • Come up with more original ideas for my blogs. You all must be getting sick of me constantly writing about why I like genre fiction.
  • Remember to take more time for myself and my health. I have got to walk my dogs more (don't worry, there are two others in my household who take them out too).
  • Enjoy not working the day job.


  • Worry about Amazon numbers.
  • Compare myself to other author friends. Because the way I view things, I always come out on the short end.
  • Edit in my head as I write the rough draft. That's what revision is for.
  • Drive myself crazy with the things I have no control over. 
  • Tell myself my writing and ideas aren't worthy.
  •  Be so hard on myself.
  • Make impossible lists.

If you didn't know I was neurotic before, you do now.

Books I'm reading now:
The Marked Son by Shea Berkley
American Gods by Neil Gaiman


  1. When I grow up, I wanna be just like you, Ms. Gabi. :) You're awesome.

  2. Ms. Tory (whom I know as another name elsewhere >g<), you are too kind.

  3. This is an admirable list, Gabi. I agree on all points, with some tailoring for my own pursuits. Let's talk American Gods - next Saturday, maybe?