26 April 2019

Writerly Doings of the Business Kind

Just a short post today to let all interested parties know what I have been up to recently.

First and foremost, learning to type with two fingers. The exact opposite of what I've been taught since reaching the age at which I could legally earn money as a child.  And I now hear my typing teacher's voice in my head as I type this on my handy dandy phone.

Ahh, what a conversation going on in my head-Muse vs. Typing teacher.  And in the background, the clamorous sounds of sadly neglected characters.

Secondly, the would be author's most dreaded task on the way to fulfilling the childhood dream of seeing their name on a published book: the business plan.

Now this might not have yet entered the realm of reality if one is focused on getting their book written.  If this is the case, you're in for what may come to feel like a badly written novel.

"What? Business plan? No one ever mentioned business plan. I am a writer.  I create..." or some such scene when you're out trying to network, particularly if you are trying to get some publisher, editor or possibly even financial backing of some kind.  "All everyone mentioned was the 2, (or is it 1?) minute elevator pitch."  Hmmm.

T'any rate. That is is precisely what I've been doing.  *Note, now at home and doing good; the Typing Teacher has now happily settled since I am properly using a keyboard once again.  Back to my writerly doings...where was I? 

Oh! The dreaded business plan.  And the Bullet Journal, both of which have grown to slightly larger than planned proportions.  Still manageable though.  An enormous relief.  Thinking this may be why I've put off doing the business plan, the thought of all those papers that I have been reliably informed, being a recent KonMari convert, that one must categorize, sort and dispose of those papers.

I took an SBA class offered several years ago on my home rez which helpfully provided me with a sample business plan to follow.  Yep.  Having been a government employee, a tribal one, I can safely say that things get complicated.  Without even half trying, I got lost amongst all the rules, regulations, laws, forms and rigamarole that goes into such things.  Promptly went back to happily writing, letting my now happy muse free rein, my book which then grew into 3, then 6, then 20...well.  There are a few more than that clanging around in my head.

My bullet journal has pretty much stayed in one notebook, still a reasonable 2, 3, at most 6 tasks to get done per day.  The tasks include the joys of living, cleaning, finishing up the KonMari stuff and other necessary things such as traveling to get groceries, cooking....

How now brown cow.  *Just threw that in so the typing teach is deliriously happy. 

My bullet journals have grown to.  Ahh, must quietly say this, since I think this defeats the purpose of bullet journaling, seven total.  Yep, seven, 7, VII, total.  One for each area of the Business Plan.  Not that they are rapidly filling. Just to keep me reasonably organized: WebSite, Blogs, News column, tracking, current stuff, planned stuff, financial....

*This was intended to be short when I started.  Went a little overboard upon getting back to my keyboard.  Now, should I review, rank, whatever, blog posts according to phone vs. keyboard typing?

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