✍ Writing Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Serenity on a Wednesday with lavender chamomile tea, new age music, and a book on my e-reader. Photo by Shelley Burbank

Happy Writing Wednesday, friends!

How was your day today? I started out analyzing this website to find out why subscribers weren’t getting blog post notifications. Which led me to my plug-ins. Which led me to my email marketing program. All before coffee. 

Yes. You read that right. All. Before. Coffee. 

Here’s the thing. When you are trying to be a professional, published author, writing becomes much more than sentence structure, character development, cool new plotting techniques, and everything that I like to call “dreaming on paper.” It also becomes about marketing. And websites. And mailing lists. And the technical gobbledygook behind the scenes. 

So today’s writing was about the techie side of things. I basically spent hours trying to figure out what could possibly be wrong and then sent out a little email–manually–to my subscribers explaining it just wasn’t going to work. I am now committing myself to sending out bi-weekly (twice a month) emails that I hope will be a sort of blog journal/digest with a photo, brief description of the blog post, and links to the past two weeks’ worth of these essays. 

Of course, I will also be able to share extra information to my subscribers. Recipes, say. Or additional photos. Or…you tell me? Is there something you’d like to see in a emails from me? 

I worked myself into a caffeine-withdrawal headache. By the time 2 p.m. rolled around, I needed that cup of joe. Bliss! After that I switched to herbal tea, fell into a book, and created a little cozy space for myself on the couch. All this to say, I didn’t get any real writing done today, my friends. But that’s okay. Someone once said, “Every day we begin again.” This is a comfort, don’t you think? 

That’s it for today. I’ll post about Cocktails & Mocktails on Friday. Until then…

Cheers!

Shelley

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How was your Wednesday? Are you working on a creative project of some sort? I’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment. I comment back. 




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  1. I loved reading about your techie problems, and not out of schadenfreude, either! I could relate exactly. I’m sure we’ve all been down that route, thinking we’ll get to our coffee soon, and this little thing won’t take long … I’m glad you wrote about it.

    You’re right, it’s so much more than putting words on paper, and can be draining.

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