In exactly one month, DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD will be released.
I'd better get busy!
Here's some of what I've got on tap this month:
This weekend, I have two guest speaker gigs. They will serve as the "shakedown" presentations for the set of PowerPoint slides I've been working on.
In about two weeks, I tape an interview for a local cable TV program.
In about three weeks, I'm going to attend the Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA. I won't be on any panels; I'll just be sitting in on others' panels and meeting some great people.
I'll also be working on my World Blog Tour--scheduling and writing guest blogs--and I'll be planning and preparing for a host of other future promotional activities. And then I've got that little matter of writing the sequel to KILLER ROUTINE.
Organization and efficiency will be this month's "points of emphasis."
Unfortunately, I tend to work on a "don't drop any of the juggling balls" system for prioritizing tasks. In other words, I wait until the last possible moment to get something done, hoping to get it accomplished before it hits the floor with a splat.
I don't think that's going to work very well in the next few months. Too many balls in the air. Too many opportunities for some major splats.
How do you prioritize your tasks? Short of hiring an assistant, any suggestions?