85. We're Back!
The PubCrawl podcast is officially back! JJ and Kelly reunite with a sprawling discussion about organization and goal setting as it applies to writing and publishing. JJ has kicked her reading rut at last, and Kelly is deeply in love with spreadsheets, per usual. We missed you!
S.M.A.R.T. goals are Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic and Time-Bound
Aspirations are things that you're working toward, and hoping for, and might have limited control over.
As Octavia Butler wrote in her journal, "So be it, see to it!"
Write down your goals! Whether in a journal, or a list, or a spreadsheet--having your goals in front of you, so that you can refer back to them and check in on your progress is so important.
Break your goals down into pieces, and small concrete actions that you can take. Work backwards from your end goal and identify all of the steps needed to get you there. And then it's just bird by bird, baby!
Burnout is too real
2018 clobbered us all.
What We're Working On
JJ is writing Guardians of Dawn!
Kelly is planning on attending some conferences this year, and of course, working on agent stuff that can't be discussed publicly.
What We're Reading
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie Dao
The Wicked King by Holly Black
Master of Crows by Grace Draven
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
The Guilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield
Verity by Colleen Hoover
Off Menu Recommendations
That’s all for this week! Next week we will be having a Q&A episode! So as always if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below, send us an ask on Tumblr, or tweet using the hashtag #askpubcrawl! You can also support us on Patreon, where you'll get access to our suggestion box, patrons-only feed, and our Quarterly First Pages show!