Hello Family, Friends, and Fans!
I chose this image intentionally, because the month of October was all about scrapping ideas and making new ones. Topics this article will discuss are the course I am taking in Entrepreneurship, Write of Passion, new schedules, and, of course, my writing journey.
Entrepreneurship Class and Write of Passion
I was excited to take this class because I felt like it would help me figure out how to fix my problems with Write of Passion, and help me figure out how to get it up and publishing again.
What actually happened is it showed me that the Write of Passion literary journal and anthologies were a lot of work for very little gain. If someone dropped the ball, there would be a ton of work that someone else needed to deal with. I was honest with myself and realized that it would not be possible for me to keep running it as is.
I have some plans in the works for the future of Write of Passion, but I am not quite ready to share them yet, as I must inform some of the team of the changes, before I announce it to the public.
In short, Write of Passion will be pivoting in a new direction.
The month of October was an experiment where I attempted three different schedules.
The first had me working from 9 to 5 with two fifteens and a thirty-minute lunch break. As I am not a morning person and am super lucky, I do not have to keep to this schedule.
The second was adjusting the other way and being a night time person, starting work at 3:30 in the afternoon and ending around 10:30 at night. In order to keep this schedule, however, I had to drink a scary amount of caffeine a day and I was not comfortable in doing so.
The third one, like Goldilocks, was a happy medium and the perfect solution. At 11:30 in the morning, I practice my Spanish. From noon to 1:30 in the afternoon I read for fun. I then have three blocks of time separated by thirty-minute breaks that end at 8 at night and then I watch my favorite TV shows and head to bed at 10 at night.
I learned that I get in the mood to write by reading a chapter or two in a writing reference book. I also figured out that I am best at writing in the evenings.
One of the writing reference books that helped me was called Paused to Prolific by K. Webster. She suggested having several projects going at once, and I have found that immensely helpful for the way my brain works. I do not get paid to recommend her book. It helped me, and I want that for others.
Now I am working through three projects and counting school writing as my last project, with school being the priority and then rewarding myself for doing schoolwork with writing on a fiction project.
I tripled the word count output I had for September this past month. And I am celebrating by, you guessed it, spending more time writing my fiction works.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Merry writing, F3s!