Posted in Writing, tagged bullet points, writing on January 16, 2012 |
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- Optimal work schedule. Write from 5:00 AM until kids wake up, at which time I am free to go to work, homeschool, clean, do laundry, change a few diapers, grocery shop, prepare meals and clean up – all at my leisure. Writing begins again after kids are in bed and can last until I wake up with my face planted on the keyboard with a pool of drool on the space bar.
- Accessories. I love the purses I carry that need to be large enough for my notebook & pen, a few diapers & wipes, and sometimes a few dollars to buy coffee while I cart kids around town, scratching a few notes whenever I can.
- Fantastic Benefits. When I’m caught gazing off at nothing (certainly never from a lack of sleep), my excuse is a new plot conflict that needs attention.
- Potential for Everlasting Revenge. I can base the creation of antagonists on the people who are rude to me in grocery stores and the idiots on the road who don’t recognize a genius at work as I drive and plot a story at the same time.
- Reading YA books is not just for fun, it’s research.
- Good Pay. For every 1,000 words I write, I earn oodles in the satisfaction of a job well done when I edit it down to less than 300 really good words. (You didn’t think I meant money, did you? Silly you!)
- Spending Opportunities. Where else can I spend hundreds of $$$ on writing books, writing supplies, writing conferences to hone my craft?
- Second Jobs. I love taking little jobs on the side to pay for my writing addiction. It’s proven to be a great source for character sketches.
- Solitude. ‘nuf said.
- Set my own goals. I try to write 500 words a day as well as keeping up on my blogs, journals, and social network marketing. But I’ll be honest, sometimes I count the words on my grocery list toward my 500.
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