In my private group today I uploaded a 3 minute video to kick the week off. I said how I’m all thrilled about starting a new writing project. I talked about how I have notes to implement for a second draft of a TV pilot that I’m planning to wrap up by October. And then I asked everyone to share their goals for Motivational Monday.
Except it’s Tuesday.
I would blame it on camping for five days. The sun… the heat… the peeing in dirt. Except I’ve been a bit in my own head lately. School is starting back up again which means, before I know it, I’ll be getting up at the crack of dawn to answer sub gigs.
I don’t want to do it. I just don’t. But I also don’t want to get my Masters and teach. And honestly, I don’t have another option at this time that gives me the flexibility I have with the subbing.
This kind of scenario leaves me with 3 choices only:
- Keep complaining
- Stop being a victim when I chose to do this work!
There’s also the 4th option: Get into acceptance about the work situation so I’m allowing only good things to come in while I implement the next phase of your life. Because honestly, I’m the only one who can implement this beautiful new phase.
That last option is such a Pollyanna overachiever choice.
But I’ll take it. Dread and complaining are just not sexy.
To end the Motivation Monday post, on a Tuesday, I do have a plan for myself and I’d love to hear yours!
- Finish the pilot
- Start a completely new series of books that have nothing to do with self-help or Tourettes.
- Market said book way more than I marketed Happily Ticked Off
- If book does better (and pilot at this point hasn’t sold) then wash rinse and repeat with second book
Most important with the above plan? Stay in the moment. Stop feeling guilty about dumb marketing mistakes I made in the past. Avoid living in the end result of website, re-branding, social media and simply write. Yes, Andrea, write! The stuff you love to do more than anything else in the world!
The theme I’m looking to write is Romance books. And before you roll your eyes, let me say that this is a highly sought after product which I could really enjoy writing. I’m great with character and story, and it’s a sound business move. While I’m not interested at all in writing anything to do with lurid sex and body parts (words like “moist” and “tip” and “hot with desire” just make me want to vomit) I do love a well written scene with chemistry and romantic suspense.
I like the idea of writing it in the third person, also. I can get a lot more creative and not worry about offending my family any more than I already have.
In the back of my mind I’m a bit annoyed at myself. I have four other projects in the hopper. Why couldn’t I have landed on this romance idea five years ago?
Oh, that’s right. I wasn’t there yet. But I am now. And I’m excited about the fresh start.
What are you excited about these days? And do you read romance? I’d love to know!
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