Hi, Everyone, I’m still working on the domain transfer. It’s not supposed to take this long, but the original host has a pending action and seems to be taking its time finishing it (*sigh*). I’m looking into how to speed them up (I’m open to suggestions). Until it gets done, however, I’m going to continue […]
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I had hoped to start updating both blogs by the beginning of September. Unfortunately, the herniated disc takes more out of me than I expected, and I didn’t manage it. My new goal is October for restarting. Thank you for your patience!
For those who don’t follow Words & Deeds, here is an excerpt and link to the original post about the delay.
So… no new posts to Words & Deeds for almost a month. Sorry about that. I dropped the ball. Then, after a day or two of pondering how to make time to go back and pick the ball up, I cursed loudly and kept walking (and taking care of the things that pay the bills… […]
For those of you waiting for new novel posts, sorry! I am hoping to add to at least one of them tonight. Until then, here is an update on the novel posting schedule(s).
I hate to say it, but novel posts are going to have to reduce to one a month. Between my main job and starting a realty business, I simply can’t put the time and thought into them on a weekly or biweekly basis that is needed to keep the quality up. And if I rush them, my plotting is likely to go all to Hades and leave me in a real pickle for later updates.
If/when my schedule opens up again, I will revisit this. Until then, expect novel updates once a month. Thank you for your patience, and, as always, thanks for reading!
Hey! How are ya? Probably not real interested in reading about priorities when the novel update’s late. Again. Right? *headdesk*
Of Priorities & Novel Updates
I’m about 40 words away from being ready (I swear!), but I want to check with my time period resource (AKA Grandma) to fact-check it before I post it. It should be ready tomorrow.
Of course, it should have been ready Sunday or Monday. That’s where priorities come in.
Priorities & the Effect of Having Multiple Jobs
It may seem like I’m unreliable and bad with deadlines. I can totally see where you get that impression – repeatedly late novel updates; last-minute, late-night updates for Words & Deeds; updates about trying to do better; etc. It probably seems like I’m a bit flaky and unconcerned with pesky details (you know, like when I said I would do something).
Unfortunately, if you only know me through these blogs, that impression isn’t going to change, but contrary to appearances, it’s not because I’m unreliable about deadlines – it’s because I was stupid enough to say deadlines that weren’t possible. Not really (ok maybe).
No, it’s because these blogs are not at the top of my list of priorities.
These days, I’m working full-time at my original job as well as trying to start my own business. I’ve also had multiple music performances and practices this month to take away more time. Those have been and continue to be my top priorities. Words & Deeds and twytte come after all of those things.
And it shows.
It shows in the late posts and the novels updates, especially. And, unfortunately, I can’t promise that that’s going to change. On the contrary, I can say that the post schedule will probably get even more unreliable as my second job takes off. I wish that weren’t the case (and I will try to keep to the schedule I’ve made), but I honestly don’t see this improving in the near future.
Someday, I hope to be back to 1 job again (cross your fingers). If/when that happens, my priorities will change, and the blogs can move back to regular updates. Until that golden, glowing day, however, this is the way it’s gonna be.
To summarize, a short dialogue:
A: Being an adult sucks.
B: Yep. And?
Don’t worry – I didn’t forget the novel update for last weekend. I just haven’t had a chance to touch it yet. I am hoping to have some time to work on it tonight or tomorrow. The two jobs are taking up just as much time as I was afraid they would (if not more – especially with classes and setup for the real estate).
Worst case scenario, I will post 2 novel updates (1 of each) on Saturday, but I am hoping that I will have something for you before then. (Cross your fingers!)
Thanks for your patience!
As you may have guessed, I’m going to take a week off from my regular posting schedule. Why? Because I’m taking my real estate licensing test this week (and I need to study!).
I thought about trying to do all the posts for the week tonight (in lieu of a full night’s sleep), but that was wishful thinking. It wouldn’t work (I know better!).
So I’m going to do the adult thing and plan ahead – because I decinitely don’t want to have to take it again!
Regular posts should resume with the next novel update. I believe it’s Deathwalker‘s turn (sorry for any confusion caused by its delayed post coinciding with Wind Town‘s regularly scheduled post yesterday!).
As for the rest, wish me luck!!