My writing journal for Saturday, September 20, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.
Back to normal this morning; I start off the writing day with the novella. I manage two scenes: 2,500 words.
Next week, I’ll begin a new ghostwriting project: a book proposal for a memoir. I’ve already done several interviews with the client, so I have lots of material. In preparation for starting on the memoir, I spend a couple of timer sessions reading through what I have, and developing cluster diagrams.
Time for Honey’s breakfast. Her arthritis is still bothering her, but she’s enjoying the warmer weather.
I eat my toast while reading email, which is light this morning. I need to get to the backlog of student emails, but I can’t see myself getting to it until tomorrow. It’s Saturday, so it’s a short writing day, and I can’t do it tonight, because I have a couple of student coaching calls.
I’m still loving the bullet journaling process BTW. I love the way you can just dump everything into it, and that you can see what you did, what you didn’t do, what you need to remember, and what you changed your mind about.
There’s lots of info on bullet journaling on the Web; I’ll need to do a blog post about them.
But before that, I need to mention that October’s copywriting workshop is fully booked. A couple of people missed out, so my apologies. We haven’t promoted it at all, so I was surprised that it filled so quickly. However, you can book for November.
Leap into Copywriting: October workshop is full
Our October copywriting workshop, which starts on September 29, is full. The next copywriting workshop starts on November 3. It will be the final copywriting workshop for the year.
I haven’t settled the dates yet for the NaNoWriMo workshop. I’ll need to get moving on that.
Blogging and SEO: write content to meet your goals
A blog coaching client asked me about blogging and SEO. In a nutshell: write content to meet your goals, and help your audience, add the appropriate meta data, and promote it as much as you can. Do link outreach. Integrate content with your marketing, and your website. Strive to do more with the content you have.
Next, I do some work on the company history; just 1,200 words, but that’s OK.
Time for lunch, then my Saturday commitments. I hope I get back in time to do a little work before I need to prepare for the coaching calls.
I’m back, just in time to prepare for the coaching calls.
The calls are fun for me, as always. I still need to send the students a quick memo on the plans I developed for them, plus their MP3 recordings. I’ll do that tomorrow.
I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to do more with the Christmas short stories, so I create a quick outline and cluster for another story.
And that’s it for the day. My review is done, word counts are done. Another writing day is done.