No Vacation from writing

I’m on vacation from the day job. I’m one of those lucky people that get to live paycheque to paycheque, so vacation means STAYCATION – there are no fun fancy trips.

It simply means I can act like a kid again, stay up late, sleep in, and weather permitting, lay in the sun all day.

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But I MUST write every day!

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My Camera was crooked – annoying

This is where the weather really comes into play. It’s been cloudy and cool and mostly yucky. Therefore, I get to spend 6 to 8 hours writing every day, rather than just in the evenings like I do after the day job.

Vacation is the bonus to writing. I’m getting tons done and can’t wait until this becomes my permanent lifestyle.

My newest novel may be dropping sooner than I thought – Late summer depending on editing!

Stay tuned for THE USED

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PS I have the talented Eric Lahti to thank for this cover https://ericlahti.wordpress.com/

 

What do you do on your vacations? Write or Play?

The Overwhelming Side of Writing

When anyone decides to start writing and self-publish the one thing no one ever tells you – unless you stumble across a blog such as this – is how easy it is to become engulfed tasks that feel unwriterly!

Yes, I made up a word, deal with it.

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I have many balls in the air. It’s my personal preference though; I like having different projects to work on otherwise I get bored. I have a novel in progress, a biography in progress, an online magazine contribution to make, my weekly blog (Hi), and reading indies to review. Then there is social media contact multiple times a day and always marketing in various area’s. I do also work full-time on top of all the above. Luckily my child is an adult now so I can do it all.

 

 

The marketing side of writing alone can be overwhelming. Which site is going yield the best results? seo-3007488_1920
Do I pay or not pay?

 

 

job-interview-156130Doing interviews. Hosting events. Going to actual live events.

 

 

 

                                                                  Meet and greets. alcohol-1281704_1920

 

 

 

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And constantly creating ads, video’s or podcasts. All to keep the writing machine liquid.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                Where’s the time to write?

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In order not to become lost in all the tasks, it’s usually a good idea to have a schedule. That helps focus on the important now, and not get all crazy-brained.

 

calendaarGoogle calendar can help with that. It’s also a good tool if you are submitting to calls for stories, to keep track of when they post their acceptances. Because if you create story after story and submit as I do, you want to know when they end – to either post elsewhere or celebrate a win.

 

 

 

And as long as you don’t have a contracted deadline, it’s okay to occasionally take a vacation from all of it! 59c4ad25-bade-41bc-9516-85d5b328ee1a.jpg

Until next week, happy writing folks, Theresa Jacobs

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