2018 2nd Quarter Results and 3rd Quarter Goals


Not only did I edit at least seven chapters of At Week’s End, but I finished revising it all together, got it edited, and proof read, and a release date set!  If you haven’t already heard, it will be out July 18th in e-book, paperback, and hardback! **SQUEE**  I also not only evaluated the idea of doing a book festival, but I WILL be at the Texas Book Festival on October 27th from 2:30-4:30 with my books and other swag for anyone interested in stopping by!

I did decide that for now, the Sherelle Winters site will just be this site and I’ll eventually update the graphics and what not.  Just no reason to manage two sites at this point.  Also decided to wait on the graphics updates until after I’m done with At Week’s End’s launch and the Texas Book Festival, so late this year or early next, though I have started some stuff by updating Patreon to the new URL and name.

As for my reading goal, I did read 50 books, but I failed on reading five non-fiction and five non-manga titles during the quarter, so it’s a half and half.

How Did I Do on the Second Quarter Goals?

  1. Finish setting up Zenbi Press website 
  2. Finish setting up Sherelle Winters starting site
  3. Get photos taken and create new author image(s)
  4. Update graphics on social media, websites, and Patreon as needed for transition in name
  5. Read at least 50 books, including at least five non-fiction and five non-manga fiction titles   
  6. Send monthly updates to list 
  7. Revise at least seven chapters of At Week’s End 
  8. Get sales reporting app to beta stage
  9. Evaluate feasibility of doing shared space at Traders Village or a book festival to try selling books in person 
  10. Replace headset so can use Dragon again 
  11. Post hiatus episode of TLW to let listeners know what’s going on 
  12. Visit meetings of the Houston RWA chapters and decide if I want to join 
  13. Make shortlist of potential first releases for Sherelle Winters, or if it will be a completely new work 
  14. Stretch goal: Get to the point of getting At Week’s End scheduled for sending to editor! 

Goals for the Third Quarter (i.e. by end September)

  1. Release At Week’s End!
  2. Get photos taken and create new author image(s)
  3. Read at least 50 books, including at least five non-fiction and five non-manga fiction titles
  4. Send monthly updates to list
  5. Run At Week’s End on Net Galley or similar
  6. Order copies for Texas Book Festival
  7. Decide on and order swag for Texas Book Festival
  8. Design and order price sheet and banner for book fairs, including Texas Book Festival
  9. Finish revising Broken Wing
  10. Decide on first Sherelle Winters release
  11. Start revising or writing next book