July 9

Birthdays: Ann Radcliffe (1764), Oliver Sacks (1933), June Jordan (1936), Nancy Farmer (1941), Barbara Cartland (1901), Dean Koontz (1945), Glen Cook (1944), Jamie Ford (1968), Thomas Ligotti (1953)

Tip: Set up a system to track submissions, deadlines, marketing events, and more. Make the system easy enough to use but detailed enough so you know what’s happening when.

Thought for the day: “The main advice I’ve given every beginning writer I’ve ever talked to is, ‘Do it’. You’ve got to stop talking about it and sit down and do it. Put your ass in front of a computer and do it.” – Glen Cook

Jumpstart: Finish this: And so, I trudged off to work, my stomach roiling from…