I decided after much thought that my official start date would be September 1st, even though it starts on a Tuesday. I just didn’t want to start it on the last day of a month, you know? There is something clean and new about the 1st. So that is what I am doing.
I don’t have a lot to write and report about today. It was a weird day. I started by helping an elderly neighbor with her cellphone and then spent a long time toying with the idea of maybe starting some regular freelance writing work. I chatted about it with another writer friend and she reminded me of all the reasons I hated it. I looked over a job site and found some truly scary stuff and some work for ridiculously low prices. I did get a couple of leads that wouldn’t be too bad though. I am still not sure what I will do there. Part of me wants nothing to do with it. The other part knows I could bring in some cash a bit quicker than my publishing stuff. But then the time I spend writing for others will slow down my publishing. It’s kind of a vicious cycle. I think it is something I need to ponder and maybe pray about before I make a final decision.
Other than that, I just made dinner, did some laundry, and a few other household chores. I’m still taking it a bit easy as I hurt all over. My flare doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon. Sigh…
Tomorrow will find me making a batch of blackberry jam, and doing some serious fiction writing: 2 chapters in one book, and the outline imported into Trello for another book. I may spend an hour or so working with mt dictation program and training it to do what I want. I also plan to edit a couple of chapters of Chandler’s new book. I also want to come up with an “Official” graphic for this challenge and a name for it. So I will be busy, busy, busy. I set up a new profile on my laptop that will be used specifically for writing. It only has my writing tools on it and I have it set up to send me an email for how long I use what program and if I go online, what I was doing. In essence, I am my own “big brother”. I am hoping it works to keep me focused on the tasks at hand. We shall see! Wish me luck!