I have done a lot today, though not everything I wanted to accomplish. That’s OK because I knew I had put a lot on my plate for today. Here’s how it all went down:
Did some reading of some writing blogs this morning, but not as long as yesterday. I knew I had a lot I needed to accomplish today.
I took a couple of screenshots of my Trello boards to show you. The first is my list of things I wanted to accomplish today.
I did get through a lot of them, but I still have a few to carry over to tomorrow.
My next screenshot is just an overview of all my Trello boards. I am really, really loving this software. It makes my heart sing and is working well to keep me organized and visually see exactly what I need to be doing.
Trello is seriously the best thing EVER. EVER. I mean it.
Spent some time setting up a board for a new book that will be called The Beekeeper. It is a suspense book and I had a lot of fun inputting my scribbled notes to my new board. I have a lot of work to do to plot it out, set up the series, and then do my beats before I start the actual writing. The work done in the planning stages will make things go quickly once I move to the actual writing stage. I am toying with doing a series with “episodes” that I release every 2 week for each season. I am thinking maybe 8 -12 episodes per season. We’ll see what I decide as I nail things down.
I did some marketing for Gary’s book about Fall Bulbs. Here is what I came up with and released on Facebook on our Forget Me Not Publications page:
It’s time to start thinking about those FALL BULBS! These are the bulbs you will want to plant this FALL in order to have beautiful SPRING flowers!
Gary has just the book to help you know the where, when, how and even help you to choose which ones you want to plant! LOTS of pictures and possibilities in this book.
Find it here:
Forget Me Not Publications: http://tinyurl.com/p3bkuz6
Amazon Canada: http://tinyurl.com/q8tqrtw
Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/osz98ce
Apple Store: http://tinyurl.com/ncsuqm4
Page Foundry: http://tinyurl.com/nghvzrd
I have a special program that I purchased to do advertising on FB for me for all our books, but I need some time to fiddle with it and figure things out. I thought this was a good compromise until I can get things working with the new program.
Ran to the store to pick up canning jars to do the pickled peppers I needed to put up today. Gary wanted them done in half-pint jars and he likes the wide mouth ones for these. I also like that size for my blackberry jam and I’ll be doing some of that this next week. So I grabbed 2 cases of those jars for now.
Came back home and put up 12 half-pint jars of pickled peppers. Not bad. They should make Gary very happy.
I am working on this post to get it done a bit earlier tonight. I still have some laundry to fold from last week and I want it done before I start laundry tomorrow for this week. Also am toying with the idea of mixing up the salsa I need to can and just let it simmer all night and then bottle it and process it in the morning. If I mix it tonight, Gary will help me get it in the pot. So that is VERY tempting. Bottling and processing in the morning will be easy and I can do some writing or editing stuff while that is happening. It all depends on how tired I am in the next little while. Might be totally worth the effort.
I still need to take Panda out for her evening walk. And I would seriously love to be in bed by 11:00 pm tonight. That would be a lot earlier than I have been making it lately.
Hopefully I will get lots of rest tonight so I can make some serious progress on my writing projects. I need to get a few more things in order to hit the ground running full speed this next week. I can’t believe that this week is already half over. How crazy is that??