Which End Is Up?

My goal has been to get more patterns published.  I submitted three patterns and one got accepted!  Yeah!  Last night I worked on a pattern and the pattern is complete I need to finish the crocheting so I can take a picture and submit the pattern. I have so many ideas for patterns right now … Continue reading Which End Is Up?

On a Roll

The words flow from me and I'm working hard on a number of projects.  I finished and published Wayfarer Evolution.  I've got other manuscripts edited and I'm hoping to get them on the computer soon.  In the meanwhile, I've started - or restarted - this story I've had in my slush pile.  I'm 55K into … Continue reading On a Roll

Crossing Off

Last night I wrote until 2 am.  You would think I would be able to sleep in.  Nope, eyes popped open early and while I attempted to sleep some more, I only dozed.  I was still up by 7:30.  I was determined to get things done today. I tackled my desk.  I organized paperwork by … Continue reading Crossing Off

Winter Projects

Marketing is a necessary part of writing.  I'm realizing that I need to have marketing tools in place before I normally do.  I've been posting to social media in an attempt to get my work noticed.  I've been getting published in other places to draw in people outside my social media.  I've been trying to … Continue reading Winter Projects

Wishing for Two of Me

Tomorrow, Ken and I are going to work on a plan for the closet.  I'm hoping we can get a plan in place so the closet can be a more useful space than it currently is.  I'm also hoping we can spend as little as possible on the closet. After lunch we are going to … Continue reading Wishing for Two of Me

Where does the time go?

I’ve been working on getting excerpts from all my novels to use for marketing the books.  I’ve gotten through all my poetry books, meditation book, Wayfarer series and a few others.  I have to go back through and get links on this page so everything is in one place and makes it easy to copy … Continue reading Where does the time go?

No Jammies Today

It was supposed to be a stay in my jammies day and do little to nothing.  That didn't work.  I got up to an email from Joann with one of the things I wanted for a project being on sale. After spending part of the morning on marketing, I got organized and Ken and I … Continue reading No Jammies Today

Balance Out My Week of Writing

As is normal for me, I couldn't jump back into writing having just finished one novel.  I spent my day doing admin and marketing things yesterday.  I combined, updated, and entered information into a spreadsheet.  I worked on a crochet pattern, which is turning out lovely.  My hope when I'm done is to produce the … Continue reading Balance Out My Week of Writing

Times Awasting

I need a clone.  With all my responsibilities, I need a clone or a longer day or to somehow stop time so I can get more done. This morning I spent two hours working on the business end of writing.  Mostly I compiled data about sales so I could see how that would help me … Continue reading Times Awasting

Marketing

Marketing.  It is the bane of my existence.  I’ve been in writing mode – write, edit, production.  With ten books published, I need to work on marketing.  The problem – I’m not good at promoting myself.This doesn’t mean I shouldn’t do it.  It means it is a chore.  It is one of the aspects of … Continue reading Marketing