Ideas

Posted On June 3, 2022

Photo by Michele Venne

This week started my 3-month plan. Mostly. Each day I had a project to do that wasn’t on my schedule. Tomorrow will be the same. My plan might already have gone awry because I forgot to include “life” in my schedule. Ha! But I’ve still managed to log time with my nonfiction project and my fiction project. I’m having second thoughts about the administrative task I’ve set up for this week. I’m thinking my money could be better spent in another place.

The nonfiction project still requires creativity. I’m pleased at the progress I’m making. It would be really great if I could find a virtual assistant to do what I’m doing. And it would save me hours that I could put towards my fiction projects. When I’ve looked for one for this book, I had no luck in finding someone interested. So, I’ll continue to put in the effort. I don’t have a deadline for this book because I wasn’t sure how long it would take to put it together. Maybe I’ll finish it by the end of my 3-month plan?

I’ve written in my current fiction project the past three days. I’ve been challenged with this story. I’ve realized it has to do with mindset, as my writer friend calls it. I think it’s also a hiccup in my process. I’ll see if my commitment to contribute words to the story each day takes care of some of the resistance. The rest is the process of how I create. It might need to change. Or I might need to tweak my thoughts about the process and the product. I have a deadline for this story of June 15. If the first draft isn’t done by then, I’ll see how close I can get.

My Patreon ideas are also swirling around. I’ve settled on the tiers, the amount of subscription and what readers will receive if they sign up. I have a few short stories to start with, and I have ideas jotted down for the serial. I write poetry, nonfiction, fiction, short stories, flash fiction, but serials is a different animal. I’ve decided to experiment with what I’ve had ideas about for years and see if it goes anywhere.

A lot is happening with my 3-month plan! And a lot of life is still going on 🙂 No matter how successful I am, by September 1, I’ll have lots of data about my process and my projects, and I’ll be better informed to make decisions.

Written by Michele Venne

Writer of immersive and intriguing stories.

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