My Journey to Become a Writer 06/01/2024 Post #153

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Sometimes I forget that most people don’t do their regular job six days a week. Stepping back from writing for most of Saturday is becoming my goal.

I spent time cleaning up my cargo trailer and trying to envision next steps to completing that project. I love it in there.

When I got too worn out to do more, I took a break to listen to the rain and watch the corn grow.

I’m so grateful for that 14 X 7 foot rectangle to rest and dream and delight in.

Here’s what I posted up on Instagram today. You can click here, if you want to watch the video and hear the sound. 🙂

A cemetery in the Alps
Such a pretty view of the Alps

I’m also just now learning how to share my Instagram stuff over on Facebook. Before, it was cross-posting it automatically; but I think because I’m pre-publishing that all stopped. So, I’m a little behind; but I put these two posts up today…

Okay, apparently I still don’t know how to do it; but I think that if you click this Facebook icon, it will lead you to my page.

But then again, maybe not…

Try this instead. 🙂

Nope.

That didn’t work either.

Sorry about that.

I need some instructions. 🤦‍♀️

Okay, I’m giving up there.

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I did Day 153 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through L.A. Writers’ Lab.  Other than that, I took a break from working on books, which felt really nice. I did do a few things to rearrange my office, and I’m listening to an audiobook to get a better idea of how other people sound when they record theirs.

Having a CEO – My Small Business Strategy

This morning I was looking at statistics for how long it typically takes small businesses to become profitable and what the “living wage” is in my area to get an idea of how to plan ahead so that I can meet my expenses and not break my piggy bank. It’s a hard balance between freedom and security. To go full force on what my vision is, I have to step away from other income earning opportunities, or I won’t have the time I believe I need to focus; but that’s a step of faith, and fear is something I have to fight off quite often.

I remember a tennis match I played in high school where I kept returning the ball consistently; but I couldn’t really say I was winning. I was way too reserved and finally had to remind myself to play “my game” – to quit playing defensively and go on the attack.

It was like a switch had been flipped, and I won decidedly.

I see this business the same way. I’ve been trying to do everything “the safe way”, and that mentality has truly hindered my progress. So I’m determined to play “my game” and go forward using my own strategy, instead of what I think is “safe”.

There’s a big difference between walking in wisdom and fear. Being scared and giving in to that just won’t work when it comes to building a writing business. There will always be risk – I’ve just got to commit to risking failure instead of risking forsaking my dreams.

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

Today I’ve been watching the corn come up all around me. This look back at 99 Days ago (in the post below) and the songs I included seem pretty fitting for this season when farming is in full swing:

Jody

I'm not sure what to say here: I once got second place in a dog-look-alike-contest? I know how to fold a fitted sheet? I'm pretty much a poster child for social backwardness - at least as far as social media is concerned; but I have some stories I think I'm supposed to share and am attempting to do that here, in this space.

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