Prep Time

Time’s running out. I’m told my new picture book with Pelican Publishing, The Declaration of Independence from A to Z, will be out sometime after January, and there’s lots to do before then. I need to build an official website; write up a study guide; and work on two different programs for school visits. Plus, I need to keep marketing ideas flowing that will promote the book: bookmarks, postcards, flyers, etc.

There’s lots to do and one could easily get worried since time is zooming by. But I know if I take things step by step, working on a little each day, I will have these projects completed with time to spare. I already have a ton ideas floating through my head. I just hope I remember them all!

It is important to give yourself plenty of prep time. Sometimes we procrastinate and then wonder where the time went. Write down your list of ideas of things to do. Give yourself reasonable deadlines. Try to work on each item a bit each day or every other day.  Then reward yourself when you meet and even beat your goals.

Make your prep time work for you!

2 Responses

  1. Good suggestons, Catherine. I just went to the store yesterday and got folders, etc. to help me organize.

    I look forward to seeing your book!


  2. Catherine, I cannot wait to see your official book website!!!

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