Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Book Publishing Goals + Mind Mapping

Mind map (April 29, 2013)

I’m zeroing in—setting my sights—getting closer to finalizing the proposal for my new book.  It’s all starting to feel a bit more tangible...

In order to move this process further along, I’m participating in a three-month coaching opportunity offered by author Gail McMeekin (which, I am SO excited to be a part of!).  I enjoyed a one-on-one coaching session with her last week, and have identified the following as my book-related goals for the next three months:

1) Finalize my book proposal;
2) Fine tune query letter;
3) Build a list of potential publishing companies; and
4) Submit query letters and book proposals.
Pictured above is a mind map I recently crafted.  It is an assignment for the group coaching call I’ll participate in tonight (also a part of the three-month coaching opportunity noted above).  This was my first attempt at mind mapping.  Seems similar (in my opinion) to a vision board—just a bit more “strategic.”  As a highly visual thinker, I've deemed this to be a good thing (smile!)...

Has anyone else out there ever utilized a mind map for goal achievement?  If so, I’d love to hear about your experience in doing so! 

Joy & peace, T.