You know that thing, when you have a bunch of stuff to do but it feels like there’s no way you can get it all done, so you just don’t do any of it? Well, that’s what I’ve been doing. But instead of doing none of it, I’m only doing the fun stuff.
In January, I made a goal to have my newsletter ready by the end of the month and a blog post once a month for the year. To my credit, I did a post that month, but I didn’t get my newsletter going or a post in February. (If you’re keeping track that’s a 25% success rate.)
I’m getting stories written, so that’s great. My current work-in-progress is closer to a first draft. The short story I’ll submit for the Violet Gaze anthology is with beta readers. I even participated in a Vulgar Valentine’s with friends. (That was a GD blast! We exchanged names, secret Santa style, and wrote a short story for that specific person then read them aloud. My friend Anna wrote one for me and it was brilliant!) But now, sweet Marty, it’s time to get the other stuff done too.
I’m doing an edit on You and Me In Quarantine to giveaway as a thank you for signing up to my newsletter. The first three quarters are edited, just the tail-end to do. If you haven’t read it, I do have it posted here: https://martyvee.com/2020/04/06/you-and-me-in-quarantine-day-1/ . But the giveaway is cleaner and will have a bit more steam and it’ll be an easier format.
This is me, telling you, people of the internet, I’m going to have my newsletter ready to go by the end of March. This is me, calling myself right out. I don’t want to have this conversation with me again.
Anyway, that’s it for me this month. Sign up for my newsletter (which will be ready by the end of the month) to hear from me twice a month! Free short stories and anecdotes about my general silliness, will be included regularly. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or signup in the handy little popup.