Q2 2023 Review (so-so) & Q3 Plan (hopeful)

Q2 2023 Review (so-so) & Q3 Plan (hopeful)

I was hopeful for the Q2, and rest of year plans.

And while the review tells me some of it went went well, others, not so much…

As always, there’s a pivot involved.

2023 Vision

Stephen King Famous

Q2 2023 Plan

My plan remained the same.

  • Rebrand my businesses.
  • Revitalise the websites.
  • Consolidate the online stores.
  • Finish some of the long-term outstanding items.

But I planned to focus on publishing with the relevant keystone activities.

  • Write at least 50 words each day.
  • Publish fifteen “books” each month.

Q2 2023 Review

Did some writing, but with the construction variability, wasn’t able to concentrate for long enough to do much.

Builders make a fair bit of noise (yes I know), and Clever Girl was every vigilant of the goings on in the street as well as the property.

Managed to publish:

And Weaving the Wildwood is 93% there.

Lessons Learned

I had an epiphany when someone mentioned a need for plan B as well as a plan A. Which made me think plan A for when things are quiet and concentration easy, and one for when they’re not.

And with that in mind, I revitalised the websites and consolidated the online stores into one on my publishing site. There are still some bits and pieces that need to be done to improve visibility, but it’s fine.

Plus I’ve more or less got the branding sorted out, with one or two little bits to go.

Q3 2023 Plan

So with that mostly taken care of, it’s back to the drawing board.

Leaving lots of Plan B space within the my Plan A.

And back to the kanban boards, only this time to plan out just the next quarter.

I still have a lot of publishing to catch up with, so let’s say, publish at least five books.

  • Rebrand my businesses.
  • Revitalise the websites.
  • Consolidate the online stores.
  • Finish some of the long-term outstanding items.
  • Fix up the bits that fell off when I moved hosts and changed themes
  • Publish five new books
  • Put my back catalogue for sale in my shop.

And focussing on publishing with the relevant keystone activities.

  • Write for at least an hour a day.
  • Publish a book a fortnight.

I think it’s going to be ok.

How was your Q2?


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