As I think I mentioned earlier, I'm using NaNoWriMo as my chance to get caught up on publishing business stuff. I don't really need motivation to sit down and write -- I write a 65,000 word novel in 3 months, usually, and bigger ones in 6 months (my 110,000 word ones). Nope, writing is covered.
Business, though -- that's another story. I'm using this month to look at what I have self-published and seeing how to market it in a different way. I'll be asking for rights back to a few books to self-publish those, so I want to learn the whole formatting business for that. I'm also working on setting up a literary estate (an LLC) to handle writing-related business things.
NaNo came around at just the right time -- I finished one manuscript and will be doing reviews in December prior to starting another book in January. So the timing is perfect. And I'm enthused after attending a conference for indy-published authors, where I picked up some intriguing ideas.
I'll report back in at the end of the month on how things went. I don't participate in the holiday story, so that'll be my last post for the year. I'm sure by then I'll be itching to get back to writing. So wish me luck -- I need to plow through a bunch of Stuff before I get to do what I love!