I wrote while I waited – you can too!

I posted my blog this a.m. about how busy I was today.  One of the things on my list was treating myself to my next tattoo.  That is how I reward all my hard work – spend more money! But I’m not here to bitch about that.

Tattoo’s take HOURS! and at first, I was going to listen to an audiobook. However, when I got there the music was pumping, the people were hustling, and there was just too much commotion.

When the pain started I thought, “How am I going to distract myself from this?” I picked up my phone, look at facebook – boring – the proverbial light bulb went off. I always save my WIP to my drive because I have two computers, so depending on where I feel like working, I can open it and keep going.

Low and Behold I lay for 3.5 hours and I wrote 1221 words! That is 3.5 full sized pages. I know it doesn’t sound like much to a non-writer, but trust me it is, especially with just a thumb.

Even if it wasn’t that much, it was more than NOTHING! and I am ecstatic about it. So if you have a phone or a tablet, always remember to cross your work over to something that can be opened anywhere, and never lose time again.

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Let Life

 

Emerging artist of any kind have to live in multiple realities.

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The Day job

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The parent role – or pet parent role for some.

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The artist

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And unless you are superhuman, we must sleep at some point too!

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There are times where you have to let life happen, and ignore the art. Yes, I said it! Ignore that little voice calling – come and create me – and it’s not easy to do.

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And now my dog is pacing to go run, so with a full schedule this weekend, I must bid you Au revoir and hope for a more evolved post next week.

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Oh Blogging, is this the life for me?

key-1814642_1920As I dove into a writing career, I thought long and hard about the blog.

Do I want to do it?

Why would I do it?

What do I have to blog about?

 

There are many pros and cons to a weekly blog. Content is the #1 con – how do you maintain exciting material over and over in a “writer’s life” style blog?

Yet on the flip side, the #1 pro to a blog, is finding other like-minded people to gather with. As a novel writer, I may publish a book, twice a year (if I’m lucky).

You can’t maintain fans/readers if you only show your face like Wiarton Willy, or for the American fans, Punxsutawney Phil.groundhog-day-driving

 

So, I stopped thinking about it and just went ahead and began. I figured, “meh, I’ll sort it out as I go.

criticism-3083100_1920                                                    One of the side effects of blogging that I had never thought would happen to me, is the seeking validation. I am not a “look-at-me” type of person. I’d much rather hide in my own home and not even talk to people than be on stage screaming for attention. And then I started blogging. People pop in and like, they follow, they comment, and you’ll begin to think, “hey maybe I can do this.” Some weeks blogs are better than others. One week will get tons of likes and shares, and the next, you could hear a pin drop in the silence. That’s when you start second guessing everything in life.

 

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Luckily the answer to life is 42 so as long as you bring your towel you’ll get through it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The point of this – nothing – I needed to blog Sat, and I did. Give it a go too, you never know, you just might like it.

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Antisocial Media

 

 As an indie writer, our jobs are not only to write, but to market, and network, to build a solid community around us. There are days, however, when being “on” through social media can become overwhelming.

Many writers use their personal, and author accounts, as one. I do not, I keep mine separate. I do share some personal details on my writer’s account, but I try to stick to human interest style posts. I share the mundane daily stuff or any political, or religious believes with my family and friends. As a writer, I feel that the public only truly wants to read my stories, not know that I have dinner plans with friends, (unless their famous people perhaps).

 

But there are days when the thought of more marketing can be overwhelming, or just plain boring. So I just don’t do it that day. Some sites say you must be present online hurry-2119711_640every day. We have many hats to wear and life is extra busy when you are working, raising a family, writing, marketing, and seeking other avenues of promoting your work.

It’s enough to drive a person mad.

 

 

 

I say nope, I need me time TOO!

Stay sane, be happy, be creative, and stay healthy. Happy writing folks. Theresa

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