I've revised 11,300 words of my book, The Complete Guide to Being Evil, in the last week, which averages about 1.6k a day. Go me! I'll keep working as quickly as possible. Also in the last week I have found and settled on an editor and cover artist.
I spoke with a marketing consultant recently, and it sounds like I've planned out most of the steps myself already. Get a book trailer on YouTube, hire ad space, blog tours, focusing marketing online for my target reader. And I'd also thought of some things she didn't mention, like sending some well-watched vlog book reviewers a free copy of my book in return for a review, and paying Kirkus Reviews for their say.
So. . .do I really need a marketing consultant? It's starting to look like I don't. It would be cheaper and not that much harder to run my own campaign.
What steps have you taken to further your goals recently?