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Season 2, Episode 1: Mid-Year Goal Evaluation and Troubleshooting

Yes, we know it has been awhile, but we’re back with season 2 of the podcast! Please bear with us — we may sound a little rusty, but we’ll get there (and maybe if we have enough Indie Ninjas we’ll get a new microphone)!


Show Notes for 7/14/2011

  • Welcome to season 2 and what’s in store for today
  • Recap of who we are and what we do
  • Self-Publishing Q&Asfeaturing:
    • How will I know if what I write is any good if I don’t seek traditional publication? (@DouglasArvidson)
    • Is there a stigma attached to self-published authors who later seek traditional publication? (@ASmile4Ash)
    • Is it a good idea to post short snippets of stories on my blog? (@jessalmodovar)
  • Feature: Mid-Year Goal Evaluation and Troubleshooting
    • Evaluate your progress toward your goals:
      • What have you accomplished this year?
      • What do you want to accomplish for the rest of the year?
      • If you didn’t reach your goals in the first part of the year, what were the obstacles you couldn’t overcome? How can you adjust your plan to avoid those obstacles in the next six months?
      • How else can you make the rest of 2011 more productive?
    • Writing Goal Issues & Troubleshooting
      • Not enough time
      • Too many distractions
      • General indecision
      • No direction/unorganized
    • Marketing Goal Issues & Troubleshooting
      • No one’s buying my book
      • Can’t build online following
      • Can’t sustain forward progress
      • I don’t know who my target market is
  • Announcing the Indie Ninjas
  • Resourceof the Month
  • Next podcast will be the 2nd week of August!

 Thanks for listening, everyone! Please use the comments section below to let us know your thoughts and what you’d like to hear in future podcasts.