Today I sorted through print outs of market ideas and contests. I highlighted the deadlines and organized the subjects according to genre and topic. My bed held the stacks as I sorted and cleaned out my writing briefcase. I felt like a regular neat freak for a minute or two. But not for long. I spilled the stacks on the floor and had to re-do them. This time I grabbed some paper clips and attached them to the upper left hand corners to secure them. At least if they slide off the bedspread they will fall into organized piles/ tiles.
It took me about thirty minutes to complete the purge but I felt good when I finished. Clean up is necessary from time to time.
After doing this, I worked on writing a mission statement for a non-profit organization, finished that and sent it off to email-land. I took a little break to read JoJo's FIMMology 101 book. (Foot In Mouth Man is a humorous character who thrives or fails to thrive on miscommunication.) I had a great chuckle and my kids came around the corner to see what their crazy mama was laughing about now. (I laugh out of the blue at thoughts, things I read, etc. so it is not new for them to hear me laughing, they just don't like missing out on the fun and of course I always oblige.) Instead of finding me in front of the computer watching a YouTube Christian comedy routine, they discovered me with booklet in hand and tears streaming down my cheeks. I explained about FIMM and told them that books like this are going to be included in their English classes next school year. They smiled like Cheshire cats.http://artofeloquence.com/
After the dust settled, I sat on my cleared-off bed with laptop balancing on a tray on my knees. I was overjoyed to discover an email from a Bible curriculum creator. She was very helpful and offered me some choices on which products I desire to review. In one to two weeks, I will receive copies to use and write up information on. (This is done under my role as an independent contractor with The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew.) Stick around. I will post the reviews on my Leaders in Learning blog in a few weeks here: http://www.blogger.com/www.leadlearners.blogspot.com
Of course, tonight I am blessed with some insomnia so I've put it to good use by finishing some reading and writing but I can't stay up too late. It's my twelfth wedding anniversary. I don't want bags under my eyes. (Not that we can afford to go anywhere, LOL.)
Hubby is to work during the day and I will be my mama-self, but trying to squeeze in some calls to the doctor's offices as well. I have been absent from this blog for a few days because of feeling so under the weather that I could not think or type. I'll keep you posted if I have any big news.
Meanwhile on the writing front, I will spend some of my spare time as "office hours" tomorrow and work on that file of market opportunities or else the new book idea I came up with recently. If I'm not able, I will be using the time to work on off screen parts of writing--research. I've recently met individuals who have knowledge of things I need to research. I'll be visiting their web pages and looking at their materials for any helpful input for the book.
Many of you are reading this in broad daylight. I wish you a beautiful day. Thank you for putting up with my Writing Rambling today. It seemed fitting that I should do this once in a while. Plus anything sounds good at this time of the night. LOL.
Good day, my friends.
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