Archive for January, 2011

Now that I’ve come to the end of the known…

January 28, 2011

I decided to take Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers’ Guild  a couple years back. I have thoroughly enjoyed most of the class. But I may not finish. And that’s okay. But especially in the last month, school has taken a lot of my time. I have until Monday to finish whatever I can. After that, then what? Here are some ideas I have.

  • I know that I want to find some more paying work. My goal is to find writing jobs that will actually allow me to publish under my own name. An author needs clips.
  • Research how to write a better blog. I know I don’t do this well, and want to improve. I would really like to establish a readership.
  • I am toying with the idea of looking into online journalism school. This is something I’m not sure about. I know that this is something I want to do, but I’m not sure that I can do this. We’ll see what I find in my research, and what happening with jobs, etc.This is my big, hairy, audacious goal.
  • The other thing that I keep hearing that all authors do is read. Now there is no question whether I want to read. The question is, do I make the time? I love to read when everything else is done for the day. And sometimes reading is all I can do on Fridays. I feel guilty when all I do is read.

Anyway, these are the things I am thinking through. We’ll see what happens. Now to hit the books.

Back to blogging

January 25, 2011

I have been thinking about getting back into blogging for a long time. I know it is something that, as an author, I should be doing. My big problem is that I never know what to write about. And there’s also the question of time. I need to finish a writing class I’m taking. I haven’t decided what I’m doing after that. I’ve thought of doing some more school, but haven’t decided quite what.

I also feel like my job search is never ending. Finding something that pays decently, is on going, and that gives me credit is a dream I have yet to find. However, I am looking. I am now on Elance and have liked what I have seen so far.

Writing fiction is my first love. I have an almost complete novel, and am working on the prequel currently.

That recaps what I’ve been doing lately. Feedback on this would be much appreciated. I would love to know your thoughts on what I should blog about. And I am going to work on posting twice a week. Thanks