4/21/13 - Business Goals
Make a list of business goals related to your writing:
Where do you see yourself in five to 10 years:
Are you writing a book? When will it publish? Do you want to be #1 on Amazon? If so, set a date:
Are you a jack-of-all-trades writer? What's your niche? Decide the kinds of projects you want to work on. Are you a copywriter, copyeditor, or corporate communications writer? Do you want to work with small business owners:
4/15/13 - First Day of Class Intro
A recent lay-off from my job of 10 years has placed me in the position to finally give attention to my dream of making an income from writing. I'd like to finish revisions on my completed historical romance novel as well as revisions and expansion of my completed short dark paranormal novella. I am a Romance Writers of America pro-member, meaning my works have been out on submission to editors and agents. I am also editor of SUNY Empire State College's student-run newsletter, The Student Connection and I have a blog about business and customer relations (This is my business site-- I'm hoping it will assist in my current job search) and I have a blog about my writing, which unfortunately has taken a back seat to the job search and life in general.
I find myself free at the moment, however, and I'd like to focus on how I can supplement my income by utilizing my knowledge of writing, editing and customer retention / satisfaction as well as my creative writing background.
As far as business plans go, I'm not sure where to even begin. I am hoping this class will get me started in the right direction.