Where ya at?
I used to be in sales and our supervisor would ask us every day, "Whereyat?" One word, really. It was a demand as well as a question.
If you wanted to stay on his good side, you didn't answer: "Standing right in front of you!" No siree.
He wasn't talking location, he was talking sales situation. Where are you in relationship to your sales numbers and sales goals? What do you have in the pipeline? What deals are closing? Who's on your prospect list and how many calls have you made today?
I didn't last long in that career.
Now I'm a writer. And I'm still haunted by that question.
Where am I at regarding my writing and publishing schedule? What have I got in the pipeline? What's coming out next? How many words have I written today? What are your writing goals?
Buddy, where are you at! Boy howdy.
Welp. I'm not where I want to be but I'm a bit farther along than I was a few years ago. Here's a short progress update. Baby steps, I know. I'll have to ramp it up if I want to write full time in retirement.
Anyway, since January, 2020, I've finished and/or published the following projects. (Links are to Amazon and contain my affiliate code so I get credit if you buy them from me, fyi.)
- Jan 2020 - Thee Will I Cherish (an Amish romance, under a pen name)
- Feb 2020 - Confessions (a Jack Daniels story, part 3 with JA Konrath, not yet online)
- Mar 2020 - published Pale Reflections by Gustavo Bondoni
- Apr 2020 - Tule Fog Tales #2 (collection of my dark fantasy stories)
- Oct 2020 - The Sword of Otrim (fantasy adventure, very pleased with this one)
- Feb 2021 - Runaway! (a Max McCannor story, part 2 with TM Hunter, not yet online)
- Oct 2021 - Cat Potion No. 9 (a Mister the Magical Cat novella, a fun adventure)
In the works...
- A Cauldron of Cats (Mister #2, pictured above)
- Max McCannor #3 (to finish the story arc)
- Ma Tutt #2 (sequel to Ma Tutt's Donut Hut)
- Matthew and Thomas (my Faith Journeys story)
- And a bunch more! (stay tuned for more updates)
Like I said, baby steps. But let me ask you a question now... if you're a writer or creator or in sales or whaetever your career...whereyat? Comment below!