Note: Above link: I recently learned how to create a link within my post a hyper-jump per say that you might use in a table content on the same page. I will probably have to google it again to do it again, but now I know I can do it.
INSECURE WRITER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Writer’s supporting, encouraging and learning from each other. Post on your own blog about your struggles, your triumphs, and your successes. Talk about your works in progress the good, the bad and the ugly or some other writing relating topic on your mind. Read others, interact, comment, and grow within this wonderful author community. Every month there is an optional question for those who may need help figuring out what to post about.
OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: What steps have you taken to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing?
I am working on it. I am focusing on one project until completion. I hope the time frame is soon to the next three months with a dedicated work schedule. I’ll have to let you know how that goes.
I read on Medium recently a post about creating schedules. The post talks about how Benjamin Franklin planned his days. He started with a goal question for the day, “What good will I do today?” and ended with the question, “What good have I done today?” He focuses on the good he could do rather what he had to do or did do or planned. That is pretty awesome.
You can make a schedule but invariably something does not work out or has to change, be rearranged or modified. That’s life. I like this schedule because it is about visualizing your day around the good you can do and balance with what you need to do.
In this article, she quotes Benjamin Franklin, “Lost time is never found again.” Deep thoughts to reflect on. Benjamin Franklin’s Schedule To Increase Productivity by Nicole Bianchi on Medium
I like the layout because it actually does give room for change. I’ve already copied it into my Bullet Journal. Image From Pinterest.
I opened a bank account just for writing, which at first will act as a savings account for writing-related needs. It is the first step. The angst? Taxes and keeping track makes me nervous. I tend to worry about missing something because I didn’t know or overlooking something. There is not a lot of forgiveness or grace in the realm of tax debt because of ignorance. Granted they will work with you but still triggers my worry button. Bookkeeping just feels overwhelming. I was an average student in math and bookkeeping is not something I enjoy.
Something I am learning by watching and listening to Joanna Penn on The Creative Penn is that you have to watch and track the sales flows and the many related sell trends, marketing and promotion of your books. Treating it like a business helps you make decisions on how to proceed or what to change in the flow-profit-loss and balance weighing what works against what does not. Start small. One step at a time. Learn and master one thing before moving on to the next and before long you are juggling an entrepreneur business.
Writing as a business. I can see she works hard to be the success that she has become. Joanna has great insight and advice. I love her enthusiasm. I am not a bookkeeper or graph maker. Joanna is good at that and so is our own Tara Tyler, lol, the graph making.
OMG, can I do this? It sparks my fear of OVERWHELM before I even experience it, lol.Business For Authors. How To Be An Author Entrepreneur. An Interview With Joanna Penn Podcast
DECEMBER SPOTLIGHTS WERE…
Terror on Sunshine Boulevard by J. Q. ROSE Click here to read how she was inspired by life in her writing.
Rescuing a naked woman lying in a geranium bed? Investigating mysterious murders?
Not the usual calls in a Florida retirement community for volunteer first responder Jim Hart.
Ongoing series following Beth and Donovan. This is the third book in series and newest release this time their lives may just go up in flames.
Drug pins, visiting relatives. What will Cooper do to get his family back when they are kidnapped due to Geri’s visiting nephew’s girlfriend?
Flaming Crimes Blogfest