I have so much work to do!
My new office is neat right now, yet that’s because the real work has not started yet. I have been writing every day, true, but that’s not all that needs to happen. Inside my closet are all of my notebooks, notepads, and folders-full of what looks like gobbledygook right now…until I get it all sorted out and organized into my new file folders that is.
In my five-year or so writing history, I have amassed enough notes to write a book or two, lessons from multiple classes, and more.
My websites are a mess. I could be totally rocking this Pinterest thing, yet I’m sure I have everything set up wrong. I get hundreds of saves and follows, yet I’m not making a dime. Something is wrong and I need to fix it or forget about it.
My blogs are set up wrong. I took an expensive affiliate marketing course, yet I have not made a dime for all my efforts. Does this bother me? Yes and no. It’s more important to me to do the writing, to have people like and trust me, and to help people. But shouldn’t I deserve a little too? It’s a lot of work, this writing thing. I don’t want anyone to think it’s frivolous. I want my writing to matter, to mean something-even if it helps just one person, that makes it worth it.
Right now, I’m all over the place, trying to have my irons in many fires. I blog, write articles, essays, flash fiction, short stories. I want to write a book someday, but right now my focus is on just getting my name and my work out there. I’ve been showing up more on Medium, blogging daily, and working on stories for other publications. I’m not a “featured” writer anywhere, but that’s another goal.
So. Like I said, I have a ton of work to do and in the coming days between housework, errands, exercise, visiting my dad, and wrapping up my job at the preschool I work part-time at, my office is likely to become very messy while I sort it…and my mind, out. I need order and organization. I need to decorate my space, this weekend we bought a rug that pulled all the colors in the office together. I need pictures, plants, and a new chair and then I’ll be “cooking with gas” as the saying goes.
I may have to ask for some help. That will cost money, but I’m willing to invest in myself if I’m going to make this thing work. Now that I will be working solely from home, I think that may be a wise decision.
This post is brought to you by Linda and Cyranny with the JusJoJan and WOD challenge prompts 🙂