Monday, April 13, 2009

30-Day Persistence Challenge: Starting Now!

First, I apologize for both starting the challenge late and for not keeping up with posting. This is part of why I need this challenge: To create systems that allow me to do the things I love every day, like this blog.

You guys chose persistence for the next challenge, and I'm excited about it.

First, I think it's important to define persistence. What I mean when I say persistence is this: Persistence is the act of doing the thankless unpaid work that makes all the high-reward, income-generating work possible.

That includes:
  • Regular querying
  • Setting and following a business plan
  • Meeting with fellow writers
  • Invoicing and collections
  • Setting time to write and sticking to it; and
  • Organizing
So in this challenge, those are the topics we'll be tackling. But before we get underway, I need your help: What do you want to read most about and what's your biggest persistence challenge? Do you have a great story of how persistence paid off for you (we all have one, big or small)?

I want to hear about it. Email me at heather @, DM me on Twitter or comment below. I want to hear what you have to say and I want to make this challenge as useful to you as possible.

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