Friday, September 30, 2016

Five Year Goals

Last Friday of the Month

Today is the last Friday of the month, making it time to review some goals. Thanks to Misha Gericke for putting this on each month.

My goal: To have a world class publishing company in five (now four) years.

How it’s going: September is the first month since I began this whole project that I’ve been able to invest serious time. And that being the case, I’ve accomplished a lot, mainly on the production end. Black and White has two short stories coming out in October, seven in November, and three in December. I’ve been actively searching for new talent, so hopefully those numbers will keep getting higher. Small steps, but they’re there.

How are your goals going?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Things I Don't Get

My marketing director told me that I need to post more on pop culture, you know, to show I “get” the times, but to be honest with you, I don’t get it. I don’t get how two people sitting on a couch would rather text each other than turn and have an actual conversation. I don’t get spending all day playing cheesy games on our devices that are nowhere near as (forgive my lack of computer-lingo here) rich and detailed as the ones on our dust covered x-boxes. I don’t get selfies or selfie sticks. I don’t get the belief that there is no actual truth—how can they be sure that’s true, if there is no truth? I don’t get Common Core. I don’t get why people don’t realize the high number of abortion clinics in largely black communities isn’t compassion, it’s genocide of the black community. Literally. Did you know that the largest ender of black lives isn’t police officers, it’s abortion? Time to put some things in perspective. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a Nazi whose main goal was the extermination black people.  Don’t believe me? Look it up. Now there’s some truth. There’s something I “get”.

Sorry for my rant, sometimes you just have to. Disagree on anything I said—do you believe selfie sticks are the best thing ever? Feel free to leave it in the comments. I don’t mind differing opinions, just as long as it’s respectful.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

In Need Of: Schedules

This is the first week I’ve been able to really work on writing in over a year. Usually the school year beginning meant adjustments on my part, but I could still squeeze some time in for writing. But last year it just didn’t happen. There was always something, and those somethings equaled up to a lot of things not getting done. That’s a big part of why I decided not to homeschool anymore. And now I have six glorious hours each day to write, to work, to read, and to learn.  Now don’t get me wrong, I miss my kids, but this was good for us. It was time.

Now that I’m here, I’m stammering a bit with what to do.  What is the best use of this precious time I’ve been given? Do any of you have a schedule you’d like to share?  Usually I don’t like the structure, but right now, I think it’s just what I need to get things done.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

IWSG: Choices

First Wednesday of the Month

Today is the first Wednesday of the month, making it IWSG time. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and co-hosts for putting this on. I’m actually writing this post on Sunday, because I will be out of town at a conference this week (Disney World!!!); which makes my insecurity for this month alarmingly clear: Can I juggle it all? While I’m at a conference for one of my jobs (yes, I have several) my kids are starting school for the first time. Ever. And I’m going to miss it—backpacks and lunch boxes, first day of school cookies and milk –and they’re going to miss me.

My insecurity: I can’t be everywhere and everything. I have to choose. And sometimes choosing is hard. I just hope I make the right choices.

How about you—what are you feeling insecure about this month?