This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of presenting a workshop to the Indiana Romance Writers RWA Chapter on planning and goal setting.
Creating a business plan is a lot more fun than it sounds! “Dream Big Plan Smart” helped the authors define a vision for their careers, write personal mission statements and set goals for the year that are in line with the statements. The idea was inspired by an awesome series of articles by Maggie Worth, that ran in Romance Writers Report, Sept. -Nov. 2015. For anyone who keeps their back issues around, it’s definitely worth a read.
Of course, the challenge with any plan is sticking to it, but the talented members of Indiana Romance Writers are excited and motivated. Best of luck with your goals!
By the way, any authors looking for a good short conference this fall, should consider IRWA’s event on Oct. 26, featuring the amazing Damon Suede. Details here.
As usual, I forgot to take a photo when I was actually there, so this pix of my front porch office–preparing for the presentation will have to suffice.
Thanks again for a great day ladies.
21 thoughts on “Thanks Indiana Romance Writers!”
“Creating a business plan is a lot more fun than it sounds!” I doubt that, lol! Thanks for posting!
I’ve attended two of Damon’s workshops and he’s incredible. Indianapolis is pretty easy to get around in, too.
SOunds like a fun conference! I love short conferences/ retreats like that. Looks like a lovely setting too!
Writing up a plan is never hard for me FOLLOWING & STICKING to it is for me. 🙋 Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!!!
I know the feeling. But tucking it into my monthly calendar helps. Thanks for stopping by.
It’s so great that you’re teaching other authors how to succeed!
I struggle with focusing and staying motivated.
I know what you mean. This time of year though it’s a little easier. New notebooks and markers seem to motivate my inner schoolkid.
This sounds like a great workshop. I like going to workshops, you always walk away with great ideas and tips.
Agreed! There’s nothing like interacting with other people who have the same passion you do. You learn a lot.
This sounds like one amazing, fun conference!!
There’s one coming next spring in Chicago, too, when my chapter presents there annual Spring Fling. Thanks for stopping by Mya.
It’s hard sticking to a plan. I notice that having goals written out helps me to see where I want to be vs where I am. Great post!
Never thought that would actually be fun!
LOL. Thanks for visiting and good luck in the drawing.
Wow! This sounds like a wonderful conference.
I’m sure it will be, and the members of IRWA are a delight. Thanks for stopping by.
Not a writer but love reading a good clean romance
Me too. Sexy ones too. Thanks for stopping by!
That photo you displayed is drop dead gorgeous. We are talking museum and magazine worthy. I can’t get over how many colors are included together in this one space, bathed in sunlight. ‘Best of luck with your goals.” I like this piece of advice. It’s very easy to get discouraged nowadays so a kind word from time to time can be helpful.
Thank you! I’ve taken a few photography classes, and though I don’t consider myself particularly skilled, every once and while I get a good shot. I liked this one, and I’m glad you liked it too.
Good luck in the drawing.