31 March 2019

Plans of the Would be Author

“What are you doing?” says sis as she breezes into my living room where my computer is currently set up.

“Working on my Business Plan.”

Her face falls.  This has come to mean that I won’t be very good company for a bit.  However, last night she was happy to sit down.

“What are you watching?”

“Nothing really.  Just more to keep my connection to Netflix til I feel like watching.  Pick something.”

She’d come in just at the time I start cooking supper, which is my son’s breakfast.  He works the midnight shift.  We spent the next couple hours watching “Miracle” and it was exciting.  We both decided we’d like to attend a hockey game once.  I’d been to a few back in the day.  I’d watched a lot of hockey when I was growing up, due to the fact that the Canadian station was the only one that came in clear.  Yep, I’m getting up there as I grew up in the middle half of the last century.

If you’ve been following my posts the past couple months, you’ll know I came across a new, as well as easy, organization system.  I’d decided to put deadlines on the collection of Flash Fiction pieces I have up over on Lean Pub, with the last one scheduled for April 12.

Due to the fact that my daily posting of goals and tasks in my journal showed me the difficulty I was setting up for myself, I put those plans on hold.  Why?  Cause I’d discovered how important it is to have a plan.

Yepper, one can teach an old dog new tricks.  Or, leastways, the ideas need to percolate through until they land with unsettling force.  So, my Business Plan has been properly researched, goals and tasks written down, legal stuff is being addressed, budgets, etc.  Yeah, all the not fun (methinks, you might not) parts of the business of writing.

Part of the Business of Writing for a living I had to do was the updating of my websites, making sure I’d pick up where I left off.  I am so glad I put the restructuring page up on Niiganabiik’s World before life threw me into a tailspin.  Stay tuned for more updates.

With this part done, leaving only review and updating to-do’s, I can now focus on the fun parts of writing.  Doing the happy dance. Yay!

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