It’s funny how I can go to sleep happy and looking forward to the next day but when I wake up I have no positive going on. Part of it is all the latest in the news. I think I wake up and my subconscious is like, “How bad is it gonna be today in the world?” so I am very blah. Moose has an upset tummy (I listened to it through the night the poor guy) and hasn’t eaten.
I am proud to announce that I will be doing a bi-weekly column in the paper on things to do while you are stuck at home. It’s only to be 250 words but I can put lot of information in that. I am very grateful for this because it looks like the meetings have been all cancelled until May. That it a huge cut for me since that paycheck pays my car payment and the motorcycle insurance. So I am going to be doing a mad scramble. I will need to get cracking and see what I can write and get out there ASAP. All that aside I am very excited to do the articles because there is so much you can still do at home! I am writing about things to do online as well as things for those that might not have online access or just want to step away from it for a bit. So I have some virtual tours as well as ideas for puttering around the house. So far I have four pages of ideas. I need to figure out how to present them all. Themes? A how-to-do-it one for each idea (one online and one at home)? I don’t know yet. I want to sit down with the list today.
I surprised myself with the whole thing. I pitched it to my editor as something someone could do, not necessarily me. I thought since everyone would be reading the paper more it might be a good idea to include a little something like that. I was told it was a good idea if I wanted to run with it. (I have to admit I did let out a yelp when I read that.) I immediately sat down and came up with a bunch of ideas. An within half an hour I had written the article and sent it in. THAT really surprised me. I wasn’t sure if they wanted it for this weeks paper or not but I cranked it out an sent it in. So I will let you know if I sent it in in time for it to make it into this week’s issue.
I should probably wrap this up and try focusing on my other writing. I should also send out some queries to magazines and such to see about getting other stuff out there. Wish me luck! Thanks for reading! I hope you and yours are safe and have a great day!