Until my Kindle Scout campaign for Sky Garden ends on Nov 21, 2015, I’ll be obsessed with it. I check the statistics (low, low and disappointingly low) and I worry. It leads me to question whether the lack of reader engagement is due to an off-putting cover, blurb or excerpt. Or is it the whole idea of the story that sucks? Such are my 3 a.m. worries. It could be that my reader engagement isn’t low at all – but that’s not how things look in the wee hours.
As much as I prefer to focus on one project at a time, I know my time is more efficiently spent if I allocate it among different projects. This enables me to have multiple projects at different stages of completion, and then, to some extent, I can switch between them according to the time and energy available to me.
For me, it goes like this, moving from maximum energy and time, to limited amounts of both:
Edits (i.e. working on editor’s revisions)
Second draft (i.e. working on my own revision notes)
Blogging (my site and guest posting)
Social media (Facebook, Twitter)
Graphic design (teasers, etc)
With Sky Garden well into its 30 day Kindle Scout campaign, it’s getting blogging and social media attention from me. My gold star time is given to writing “Djinn Justice” and at the back of my mind I’m turning over plot ideas for “Dragon Knight”, as well as another currently amorphous project.
Do you have multiple projects on the go? How do you split your time?