It’s seven o’clock and I’m getting ready to face the day armed with a cup of coffee and the knowledge that I can finally write as long as I want. My daughter went back to her mother’s place yesterday. I miss her, but I’m also ready to get back to work.
And the whole sleeping until I chose to wake up thing didn’t suck, either.
Despite the interruptions of my adorable child, I was able to get some stuff done, so my two remaining goals are looking good.
I have nine articles written and I’m massaging them into second drafts. I picked up a book on journalism and journalistic writing which is helping me wrap my head around how articles of this type need to be handled. Things like AP style, writing a good lede, writing relatively short pieces under tight deadlines–it’s all covered and it’s all stuff I’m already making use of.
The articles I’m writing now are more marketing-oriented than I’m used to, but that’s what the site wants. The strange thing is that I loved writing them, despite not being enthusiastic about the subjects. I hear tell that’s good sign.
I’ve also been slowly collecting a list of sites, magazines and newspapers that might be interested in the sort of stuff I want to write. That’s just the beginning of a very long research project, because the whole querying, contracting, yadda, yadda thing is still rocket surgery to me.
I’m posting here, aren’t I?
Still keeping to three or more a week, but I still have some site changes to work out. I’m planning to devote part of my weekend to that, which should be enough time. And nothing about what I want to do–apart from posting–is time-critical.
The Rest of This Week
Tons of writing, revising, studying and research. There’s a bunch to do and now I have the time to do it.