Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I Hate Editting

I am back on my evening work schedule starting today.  I now can write during the day before I go to work.

I got up and have already put 2 hours writing time.  I went through the non-fiction book DIY Writing Career Zombie Style.

I now know what I need to rewrite and what to edit.  My goal is to have this published January 2016.  It will take time to edit.  I hate editing.  It is time consuming and not fun for me.  It has to be done.

When I first started out, I didn't have an editor.  I could not find one that I could afford.  I read and reread the story and used my spell checker.  I now found an editor I can afford.

I am all about being debt free.  I don't think anyone should go into debt to be published.  So do what you think is best for you.

I went through the manuscript and made notes.  I know soon I will be sitting at the computer going word for word and line for line before I send it to the editor.

I hate editing but it has to be done.  So that is what I am working on.

Remember that this is your book and if you do not agree with the editor you hired, don't listen to them.  Follow your heart.  Remember that if you are publishing and receiving royalty checks, you can claim your writing on your taxes.  Anything that has to do with your writing is tax deductible.  Consult your tax person.

So for now I will be editing the book, but I will still be working on a short story when I am not editing.

How do you edit?  Hire someone or DIY?

So you are not alone if you hate editing.  If you are an editor and would like to leave your email in the comment section, feel free.

What are you doing today with your writing?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Creating Your Writing Space

I rearranged my writing space.  I moved my desk into the corner of the kitchen.  I am by a window and plants are next to my desk.  I realize that the kitchen might not be for everyone.  I needed to get out of the bedroom.  I would sit in bed with my laptop and the next thing I knew, I was lying down and getting tired.  I don't want to be in the living room because the tv would lure me away from writing.

What works for me will not work for you.  You need to have a place where no one will bother your stuff and where you can concentrate on writing.  My house is small and space is limited.

I have been sitting at my desk for the past 3 hours.  I was on facebook and twitter promoting my books at my desk.  I have the cd player on and am in the writing zone.

I am back at my job with evening hours and am thrilled.  For the past 3 months I was a day person at work.  I had a hard time writing while writing during the day.  I like to get up early to write.  I couldn't do that working days.  I didn't want to get up at 3 in the morning to write and then go to work.  Now I can get up early and then go to work in the evening.
I am blessed that I have a job that does not require me to think.  It is a mindless job.  I can think about writing, plotting and my characters.  I write on my breaks and lunch hour.  (if you can call it lunch at midnight)
The past two months I hardly wrote or was on the computer because I was working days and everyday I worked a different time.

Now that I have an evening and night shift, and made a better writing space, I feel I am back on track.  I bring my writing for my hour lunch and can think, most co-workers are sleeping so I can write.

Create your writing space and it will inspire you to write.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Jump Start Your Writing Career

I have not been writing since July.  I learned how to format and publish on so I do not have to pay someone to do it.  I haven't been on line for over a month. My hours changed at work, and I could not find the time to write.

I know that we all have this problem. Don't beat yourself up.  It is time to jump start your writing career.  I know the holidays are around the corner and then the new year.  I am excited about the new year.

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Here is a few steps to jump start your writing career:

1.  Buy a calendar for 2016

2.  List your writing projects

3.  Create your writing space

4.  Get your mindset that you are a writer

5.  Carry a notebook with you all the time

6.  Buy some business cards with your website or blog site.

I moved my desk so I can be more productive.  I have my calendar for 2016.  I know what I want to write and have been writing in longhand.

I have the next 2 days off and will organize my writing space.

What are you waiting for?

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