Things have been going pretty well on the promotion front these days. It’s not much but I still see my writing as a way to make a decent sized side income. What is a trickle today may be a flood tomorrow so I’m not giving up. If anything, I’m working harder and being more diligent about meeting my goals and polishing my craft. One of the tools I picked up to help me out (because I’m concerned about copycats) is Grammarly’s online plagiarism and grammar tool because I’m awesome enough to do all this other stuff, but can’t remember how to properly use a comma to save my life.
This week I have finished one more chapter of First Brood 3 and picked at a few submission calls that I have floating around. My main focus has been to get my finances in order and get debt free. I’m a pretty responsible person so my credit debt is nil but I still have the car loan and the mortgage. Once my car loan is paid off, I can throw that money on the mortgage. 🙂 And of course the sales of my books go towards that, as well. (hint hint, nudge nudge)
Next week is Winter Break and being a good mama, I’ve taken my vacation with my daughter. I’ve got plans to get crafty so be prepared to laugh at my attempts to make homemade lip balm and teach my 6 year old to knit.
As of right now, I’m about halfway to my goal of 5 pages a day. Not bad at all I must say! 😀
The pages go as follows:
1.5 pages in Winter Boot
1 page Lost Brother
And I’ve made a significant dent in my read through of Flowers in the Attic as I am preparing another book vs movie comparison for the new special airing on the 18th. I remember watching the original as a kid and it was one of those childhood moments where you’re a little pissed at your parents for letting you watch it because it’s a bit scarring.
And the day’s not done yet! 😀 I plan to do as much as I can.
On this lovely snowday, I unveil my challenge for 2014. It’s an old one and I’ve done it before but for the volume of writing I hope to accomplish this year; a daily goal is a must.
1000 words a day equals out to roughly 5 written pages; depending on how messy my handwriting is that day. It’s a pain considering I am probably one of the few writers on the planet who still writes on paper before typing but I can try to meet and exceed this goal regardless. 🙂
I’ve been made an offer to be a writer for an up and coming company. I would have flexible due dates, work with my friend, and be able to write whatever my sick little heart desires all why STILL being able to be a librarian. However, I am a little nervous about being able to keep up with what I know will be a demanding schedule.
I’d given up on my daily word goals before thinking the words will come when it is time for them to come which results in sometimes not writing anything but journal entries and shopping list. 9_9 Now, I can’t play anymore. Time to go back to trying to write 1000 words a day! No mercy! No surrender! No Internetz! XD