As a writer, I like to allocate a significant amount of time to: reading & writing.
Yes, marketing and networking are important, but if all the time and energy goes towards those departments, the next writing project is going to take a much longer time to get started on/continued on/be completed.
Which makes me think about Book03 (which I still have not gotten back to — which I INTEND to, in…say…a couple of weeks).
My first two books have left me quite, quite exhausted (writing, editing, publishing, and marketing them) — but I drew a bird sketch a couple of days ago, which calmed my mind down somewhat.
pen to paper straight | looks better full view :P
It’s one of the reasons I like drawing (it’s mentally stabilizing). I started drawing at around age 16/17, which is quite late in my opinion. I started doodling as a mass communications student, because I was so miserable the entire time, as I was trying to figure out “what to do with my life”.
I like using pen more so than pencil, when it comes to both writing and drawing. I hate pencil smudging, and pen, well, the medium allows for mistakes. In fact, it makes mistakes a necessity. And sometimes, I think that’s the best way for me to actually learn and retain anything that’s worth knowing.
Seemingly roundabout thoughts. It’s how I figure things out/keep things together.
Got to some e-mails/interviews (Book02) today…maybe I will check out the iTunes app for books, submit press releases to some magazines, and look into online podcasts (one avenue I haven’t checked out yet!). I’m trying to get as much as I can done before I start on my BA — I signed up for four classes for the Fall 2009 semester. I hope it goes well.
P.S. As an INFJ, this is one way I tend to spend many hours on Google.