|Posted by authorjvp on April 2, 2020 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
As I write this on April 2, our country, and the world are in the midst of Covid-19. I would hope that anyone reading this is doing fine and staying safe. It certainly is a strange time.
My wife and I were able to get out last Saturday and into the grocery store after a couple of weeks. The "reserves" we have in our freezer and pantry were getting low and it was time to replenish. There were no lines like the last time we went, and were able to get everything we had on our list.
I am still working since my company is part of the energy (oil & gas) sector and considered essential. I really feel for those who have been laid off due to this, and pray you get the government assistance that is available.
To all my writing friends out there, stay safe, and keep on writing!
|Posted by authorjvp on March 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
I remember seeing a meme (or whatever you call it) that showed an alien in his cockpit looking down on earth and reporting back to his leader "There seems to be no sign of intelligent life".
I wonder what he would say today? People hoarding toilet paper, emptying supermarkets so that the next poor soul who shows up cannot buy water, paper products, tuna, etc. Pardon me for saying, this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen in my life. I realize the Covid-19 virus should be not taken lightly, but why all the ridiculous hoarding? Why not shop for the things you need - like usual, and leave some for the rest of us? Repeat weekly, and no problem! Sorry for the rant, but stupidity makes the whole human race look bad.
On the writing front, I've been busy outlining and doing some research. And maybe this is putting the cart before the horse, but have also looked into options for publishing time. Definately going to go 'wide', but will go direct to several outlets.
Until the next time, stay safe from the virus, and please leave some 'stuff' in the store for the next person!
|Posted by authorjvp on February 22, 2020 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
Well, here I am again. Looking at some of the previous posts, I am very tempted to delete them, but decided to keep them as a reminder of all the time I've wasted over the last several decades.
The same problems exist today that existed before, but until now, I have never made the sacrifice to give up "things" in order to make time to write. Even though I am at the earliest age of retirement, I still have a full time job and will most likely be working at least a few more years. So that eats up 40 hours a week. So what makes me think I can do this now? I have to give credit where credit is due. My wife Pam, has always tried to get me motivated. Then there's the podcasts I've been listening to fairly religiously. My two favorites are "The Creative Penn Podcast" by Joanna Penn, and the "Self Publishing Advice Podcast" by Orna Ross. HIghly doubtful, but if either of you ladies see this; thank you for the interesting shows, and motivation!
I know I am not alone, and would love to hear from other writers struggling to squeeze out some time to write. How do you do it? For me, it's those couple of hours after work and before bed, along with a healthy chunk of Saturday. I can spend time writing something like this blog post, or be plopped in the 'comfy' chair in the living room. Today, I chose to do this, and will continue to develop the outline for one of my ideas.
If you got here from my Twitter page, follow me if you don't already. I follow back all writers, authors, or anyone involved in self publishing. Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me how the publishing journey has gone (or is going) for you.
|Posted by authorjvp on February 26, 2019 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
It's been way too long between posts! Still here and still working on several things and debating whether I will retire in December when I reach 62. Of course the real question will be, can I afford to! Maybe I can pump out a bestseller by then :).
|Posted by authorjvp on August 11, 2018 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
Still rolling along, but a number of issues have once again slowed down the writing process. One thing that will surely help is the 2 weeks (1 in September, and 1 in October) of vacation from work I have scheduled.
I hope anyone that reads this are doing well in their writing!
|Posted by authorjvp on March 31, 2018 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by authorjvp on September 8, 2017 at 3:05 PM||comments (2)|
The struggle to find quality writing time continues. On a positive note, I've managed to get a couple of outlines done. Besides lack of time due to being locked up in a cubicle forty hours a week, its always been hard to pick from the multitude of ideas floating around in my head.
Not sure how many that may stumble upon this use Scrivener for their writing, but it is a great tool.
My journey continues...
|Posted by authorjvp on March 18, 2017 at 1:50 PM||comments (1)|
Still juggling too many things. The writing is starting to happen, but need to get on a regular schedule.
|Posted by authorjvp on March 29, 2016 at 12:15 AM||comments (3)|
A lot accomplished, but still behind. Submitted several magazine pieces. Really need to manage time better. Working on that...