My writing journal for Friday, October 24, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.
The mystery novel went well, as usual, with 2,200 words. Then on to the two nonfiction books, with 1,800 words.
Honey’s breakfast, and my own, while catching up with email. It’s predicted to be warm today, with showers later, so I left for my walk.
As soon as I got back, I caught up with client phone calls and messages. Friday’s my day to update clients on their projects’ progress.
Next, I analyzed traffic, and brainstormed content for clients’ websites and blogs. This afternoon, I’ll need to fit in some more blog content research.
Julia and I left for an early lunch, just in case someone called and we got caught up again. We’ve missed our Friday lunches. Hummingbird cake for dessert, of course. :-)
Back again to work on the copywriting projects I developed concepts for, and brainstormed, yesterday. The drafting went quickly. I’ve learned never to worry about projects at the draft stage. It’s essential to get something written, no matter how useless the writing appears. Then you can work with what you have.
Writers tend to struggle with getting stuff down. The solution is to write something. Once you have something, you can revise it, or trash it completely. Even if you trash it, you’ll find that the effort you put in isn’t wasted. You may well come up with a brilliant idea, sparked by your rubbishy drafts.
If you want more information on how all this works, I cover it in great detail — with exercises — in the Easy-Write Process.
I developed the strategies in the Easy-Write Process over many years, and of course, I use them myself.
Writers love the Easy-Write Process, because it helps you to write, rather than worry, and it eliminates procrastination completely.
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The Free Content Library helps new writers to get up to speed on the world of writing as it is in 2014, and in 2015 and beyond. Eventually, we’ll have many ebooks in the library for you to download, and put to use. You can download the first two ebooks now. My hope is that they’ll arm you to develop a real writing business.
Basically, Writing Genii is for anyone who wants to turn their creativity into a business.
With the copywriting material drafted, I drafted some blog posts for clients’ blogs. I’ll complete the posts, and scheduled them for publication next week. I always like to have a collection of draft posts ready to go, otherwise you can fall behind on your blogging very easily.
And that’s it for the day. My daily review is done, and so’s the writing week.
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