Adventures of a Full-Time Author – Day 6

Happy Saturday!!! I hope you all have the opportunity to spend the day with your loved ones.

Well, it’s been almost a full week of this whole full-time author thing. There are a few things I’ve noticed so today’s post is going to be a quick recap of the week.

  1. My husband is distracting. Want to know more about this? Read the blog post from day 3.
  2. Even with a deadline approaching SOON, I’m becoming a procrastinator. I have WAAAAAY to much time on my hands.
  3. A clean house means I have no excuse not to write and THAT is when I get shit done.
  4. Sitting in the rain even when it’s 60 degrees sucks. (more about that below)

Okay so… yesterday was by far my most productive day YET I still found myself taking more breaks than needed. My focus was that of a squirrel.

“Oh, it’s been an hour, better stretch.”

“End of a chapter, time for a snack, fresh coffee, an episode of Chicago PD.”

“I wonder what my bestie’s up to. I better give her a call.”

I validated every single one of those thoughts AND somehow managed to write over 6,000 words. So, not bad for a days work BUT what if I had kept my focus? Would I have been able to hit my real goal of 10K? Who knows, but let’s hope we find out next week.

After all the writing was done for the day, I managed to squeeze in a little time for personal growth. My focus is marketing so I’m reading up on how best to market my book. Every book I can find. My plan is to take all the advice, mash it together and come up with a kick-ass plan for next year. I’m halfway through the first book and my mind is swimming in a seas of do’s and don’ts.

THEN, after stressing my brain to the max, it was time for my son’s baseball game. I LOVE watching him play. Last night was no exception, his run in the final inning being the winning run. Still, sitting in the cold, getting rained on, is not my idea of a fun Friday night. I need to invest in a larger umbrella in case Mother Nature decides to torture me again.

So that brings us to today…

Saturday. Birthday party day for one of the most gorgeous little 3-year-olds I know. It’s going to be great. A normal Saturday for me would be filled with work, people complaining and a headache. This is a real treat for me.

Life’s been a little boring the last few days (especially if you compare it to the wild ride of Tuesday and Wednesday) but I haven’t freaked out. YET. I’m patiently waiting for it. I was close the other day when I looked at my Amazon sales. YIKES. But they bounced back. Hope was restored and as long as I keep writing… well, life will be what I make of it.

Have a great weekend!

XOXO, Rachael


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