Everyone has that writing project that they want to see in print. But the actual getting the “writing” part of the project done is the hard part. Whether it’s a book you have always wanted to write or a series of short essays you wanted to share or the long poem you wanted to write down, you have to actually write it for the project to come to life. And the best way to do this is to create a writing schedule – and stick to it.
How writers can cope living in the covid-19 era
In the middle of 2019 I had high hopes for 2020. My daughter was transitioning from a baby to a toddler, allowing me more writing time. I had a couple of projects near completion. The biggest thing I was excited about was hitting the road.
A big revenue stream for me was the live events. I would pack up my books, tent, tables, tech and giveaways and load them all in the car. I would drive to the craft show or event that I was scheduled for, set up show and start my day. During the time, I would sell books, shake hands, kiss babies, talk with readers, get ignored, eat some food I shouldn’t have eaten, reject ghostwriting offers and people watch. At the end of the day, if successful, I would have little to any books and more money than what I came with. For me that is one of the joys of writing. I loved interacting with people and hearing their thoughts. Like writers, readers are a unique bunch. I purchased a new vehicle so I could branch out more and see new places where people don’t know me and attempt to sell there. I wanted to have a stronger foothold on my state and increase my readership.
International Writers Association / FHSR