This summer is slipping away. I mean to write here and tell all that is going on and then I look and time has passed.
Work move is done – mostly. They are still doing finishing touches but all of the offices are moved. Most of the faculty are set up. They still have to set up the mail boxes and paint the hall before they can hang all the bulletin boards. For the most part though, the frustration and craziness of the move is done.
Now it is time to settle into the new office and get used to the changes (though minor) that have happened in my office. There are a few more organizational things in the office and there are definitely different office numbers to remember but overall I think we are in good shape.
Writing has been sporadic at the best. I have gone through several steps for creating a clean file to e-publish. I still have three or four more steps to go through. I also need to buy some ISBNs. At $125 each or 10 for $250, this is a big purchase for me. Now if I had $1000 they would be a dollar each but that isn’t going to happen plus I don’t think I need that many.
It is a business expense but at the same time it is an expense. I know – it is an investment in my writing. I should just do it. I’ll have to see how the budget goes this next month. My hope is to have the files prepped and ready so that when I do finally purchase my own ISBNs I’ll be able to publish and start making money. Then of course I have to deal with the marketing plan.
This weekend I’m hoping to get my office cleaned and maybe even submit some writing to different publications. I’m not making great progress on that yet today – still sitting in my jammies and writing… and waiting on a call to see if there is power in the office.
I am alone in the house and it is wonderful to have the music I want on (perhaps a bit loud) and doing mostly what I want. It is just nice to be ALONE. I’ve missed the quiet that comes with hearing my own thoughts.
Well no more stalling – time for a shower and cleaning the office.
Finally time to work on my writing. Yesterday I worked on prepping my manuscript for publishing. I got part way through it. I was easily distracted though. I found out I got A’s in both my classes officially as my grades posted. I also had to deal with some work issues and running errands with Vicki.
Today though I’m up when no one else is around and I’m hoping to get some good work done. First I have to pay bills which won’t take long I hope. Then I will turn back to prepping my manuscript. I have some questions about ISBN numbers and a few other things. Once I get those answered I’m hoping the process won’t take too long and I’ll be having a book available on kindle shortly.
Alternatively, if the process does get too complicated I will turn to a company that comes highly recommended and isn’t horribly expensive to help me out with it. So I have alternatives to consider as I’m working through the process.
I’ve also gotten some submissions done so I’ll probably work on those as well today. I still have a large stack of places I can submit to. One submission package went out in the mail yesterday but mostly I do them online. They just take time to find the right pieces for the publications and getting it prepped the way the publication wants them.
Before my to-do list gets any longer I’m going to move on to one of the items on it and get busy.