This is how my Scrivener binder for the project management series was looking when I started work on it on Tuesday. Tuesday I had a lot to do on Tuesday, so while the intention was to write at least a chapter, I only managed part of Chapter 4. In fact, I wrote 843 new words.… Continue reading The week so far
Image by Alexander Stein from Pixabay I had a lovely Easter break, something I planned on due to being so busy again just recently. I even finished work at a respectable time on Thursday in order to enjoy the full weekend. Saying that, I did have my first Covid jab on Friday, and fortunately the… Continue reading Plan for April 2021
Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay ... three to go. Yup, the poet had the first of his two vaccinations at the weekend. His booking had got lost in the ether, somehow, but they saw him anyway, which was very good of them. Mine's on Friday. We didn't manage as much as we would like on… Continue reading One jab down …
I was late again to my desk on Friday morning, but I had done a lot of work already on the mobile phone, both in bed and over breakfast. For example, I checked emails, the bank and social media, and I did another job search. At my desk, the first job I did was an… Continue reading Pomodoros rule!
Image by Monoar Rahman Rony from Pixabay I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it again, but Thursdays really are quite tired days. Mind you, I may have still been catching up after my 4am finish the other night. However, when the dog woke me up yesterday morning, I was very happy to… Continue reading Writing & admin (and a mini rant)
(Image by Please Don't sell My Artwork AS IS from Pixabay) This week seems to be dashing by in a bit of a blur ... For my first job on Monday, I caught up with diary work and scheduled the week ahead. An addition this week was proofreading in from Hong Kong that arrived first… Continue reading Ghostwriting, proofreading & an interview
Image by John Conde from Pixabay Friday morning dawned bright and sunny after the storms of the previous couple of days. The working day began with some Monkey Dust admin and half an hour of date work – July is finished and the Monkey Dust diary is filling up nicely. Next up was the cosy… Continue reading #AmWriting
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay A massive thank you to all who sent me birthday wishes on Tuesday. Much of the day was spent acknowledging and thanking people individually. Unfortunately, I had work to do, and we're still in a semi-lockdown, so any birthday trips or outings are something to look forward to once… Continue reading Getting into the swing … almost …
Image by Jeevan Singla from Pixabay It's my birthday today. I've had some very nice presents, including some useful software for work. And we have birthday cake for tea. We like birthday cake, and we've decided that birthday cake shouldn't be just for birthdays, much like we've decided that pancakes shouldn't just be for Pancake… Continue reading Happy Birthday to me!
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay After all of my planning work last week, the new regime starts today. Before I started any of it, however, I had some admin to look after. First of all, the poet's COVID jabs letter came through and he booked both of his appointments. Both of those went into my… Continue reading New regime
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I find that I am using quite a few of this particular artist's images from Pixabay. The style obviously works for me. I've even chosen an image by this author for the cover design on my next series of books. Yes, that's right. I've started not just one book,… Continue reading Project management
Image by hudsoncrafted from Pixabay It's been good and solid week, work-wise, as I've plodded through the ghostwriting gig. I even did some writing on Sunday, and I hardly ever work at the weekend. I wrote 2 chapters in the afternoon and just under 4,000 words. Monday On Monday, I stacked up a load of… Continue reading A good & solid week
For a long time I have maintained a home office. For a while this was in the corner of another room, but I've been known to build stud-partitions in a bedroom to keep the office space separate. I don't believe in having my work space in the same space as my home space. I think… Continue reading The pop-up office
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Thursdays are always tired days for me. I don't know why this happens, but it always has done. Even when I 'worked for a living' you could usually guarantee that Thursday would be the day I turned in late. I didn't 'walk to work' because by the time I… Continue reading Job searches
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Tuesday afternoon was more ghostwriting. I was late getting started with it, due to date work and scheduling a couple of blog posts in advance. But by the time I got around to it, I'd run out of steam. I was left with a choice: Stare at a blank… Continue reading Time management
This is my latest mock-up for publicising both of my chocolate-related books. I quite like the colours in this one. I hope the covers don't get lost against the background. I forgot to add a title to yesterday's blog post. I had to go in and add it after it had published. Apologies if your… Continue reading Latest mock-up
This is the last of the latest reviews for A History of Cadbury. Another sneaked onto Amazon after I created these, which is good, and nice, particularly as it was another 5-star review. But this is the last of the review flyers – for now. Weekend As it was Valentine's weekend, we did the shopping on Friday… Continue reading Writer at work
I didn't have a great start to the week due to a rough night on Sunday and a long lie-in on Monday. However, I did manage to get some things done. Monday One of the things I wanted to do was see if there was any other editing or proofreading work coming up. I checked… Continue reading That was the week that was
It was a big ask, but I did it! By the end of Thursday, I had 11,500 words to write in order to submit the second instalment of the ghostwriting gig before the end of Friday. On Friday, it was the only thing I worked on, taking mini-breaks in between chapters and reading chapters out… Continue reading I did it!
Much of yesterday was spent catching up with the ghostwriting. Saying that, as usual I was distracted at first. Writing this particular story for Greece is giving me all sorts of ideas for stories of my own, and I thought about opening Scrivener files for two of them at least. However, I stalled when I… Continue reading Ghostwriting