Monday, May 08, 2017
My schedule for now looks pretty solid:
Picture of the Day post. Every picture was taken that day and posted at http://zettepicaday.blogspot.com/. I started on 1/1/2007 and haven't missed a day yet. Fun stuff to do!)
Blog Post, Joyously Prolific: http://zette.blogspot.com/ (That's here)
Tuesday AND Thursday:
A chapter on my Wattpad project. The first one is Circe's Gifts: https://www.wattpad.com/user/zetteG/about
Post current 2YN class on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Lazette-Gifford-Author-352371884942342/ . Post a Flash Fiction on Joyously Prolific: http://zette.blogspot.com/
Also, of course, is the big one: write every day. I have done this for decades already, and I don't see any reason to stop now. It's what I do both as a job and for the pure joy of it. Writing for me includes editing, rewriting, formatting and even, on occasion, publishing.
I have other things that will drop in there as well. I have a couple things I truly need to get done that don't have a lot to do with writing (mostly copying Vision articles into the right location), and I want to start doing them on a regular basis, but I don't want to make them part of the schedule. Not yet.
Oh, and of course there is the hieroglyph stuff. I am still doing a little on that every day and still really enjoying it. As I've mentioned here and a few other places, this is absolutely the most useless thing I've ever set out to learn, and I love it.
On Saturday we picked up more note cards and some nice note card dividers that I can write the proper hieroglyphs on. I am going to be redoing a bunch of cards now that I have a better grasp of how to write the letters. I am amazed, really, that I am still this enthusiastic so far into the study.
I am also preparing to organize notes for my NaNo 2017 books.
I have one big problem, though. One I may have mentioned before, but it is staring me in the face right now. I can write, re-write, edit, format, make book covers, go over everything a dozen more times ... but when it comes to the point where I should publish, I freeze. I am not even certain why, to be honest. I know some people won't like the book. You cannot write something that will please everyone. I know that it will not be perfect. I can accept that someone will find problems.
But I am sitting here with Raventower 2. It's done. I need to put the TOC in and get the ISBN and that's it. Done. Ready to go. And I have let it sit there for about a month as though something fantastic is going to happen if I leave it alone.
Ugh. Hate to get to this state and lately it happens any time a novel edges over towards 'publish me now' areas. You'd think after so many that I'd get over it. But I don't.
But ... I just published it anyway. Just now. Did it, got it out of my hands and I can move on with my life. I'll do a post for it in a couple days when I'm sure it will be up on Amazon and (already) on Smashwords.
So I guess I can stop complaining, right?