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Productivity: When to Relax!

My productivity levels have been extremely high lately, and not just for me either, I mean for anyone they would be considered high. I’ve actually had to scale it back a bit because I know I was overdoing it and it was starting to take a toll on me.

Freelance & Creative Writing

I have been extremely focused on my freelance writing and I have a little more work than I can handle on my own so I have been asking for help from a couple of other trusted freelancers. I still have to assign the work, edit the work, turn in the work, and make sure everything passes muster… but it helps to take a bit off my plate.

However, I have more clients coming back for more work than I ever have before. I am pretty sure this is a good thing, but at the same time it’s kind of freaking me out because I don’t know where to put all these clients! I sort of want to tell a couple of them to go sit on the couch and wait a minute while I finish up over here, but I can’t do that!

I’m also working on NaNoWriMo this month. I’m already severely behind in where I need to be for the month regarding word count but I’m confident I can make it up. I already love the story I’m writing so much that it will be hard to keep me from NOT writing it! I will have to share a bit of the story at another point in time.

Oh, and there’s a blogging challenge over at Writing.Com called the 30-Day Blogging Challenge that I’ve decided to enter. I entered it a few days late so I just got caught up last night but I think it will get me into the habit of writing in my blog every day over there on things that aren’t just the same things I blog about over here. Prompts are good for some things, you know?

The Job Front

Besides making money with my freelance writing, I have been putting my productivity to use in other areas. I have signed up to be an affiliate with a direct sales company – this one sells clothes like leggings and tops and things. And, of course, I’m still doing Perfectly Posh. I’m actually running a party right now for a friend of mine and I hope she gets a lot of sales!

I’m also considering getting my license to become a life insurance agent. A former freelance writing client I reached out to, to see if he had any work, told me about the venture he and his wife had started a couple of years ago that went national representing 14 different life insurance companies. There’s no cold calling involved and I like that they train their reps so well. I have a feeling I will do it, it will just take some time for me to do some more research on it.

In Conclusion

As always, I have to wrap things up with my usual “proud” and “grateful” things. I think this is a great way to end any blog, or even private journalling, as it makes you focus on good things instead of only negative. Leaving on a good note is always best!

Something I am Proud Of: Pushing myself so hard to support myself.

Three Things I am Grateful For:

  • Having Shoes
  • Having Clothes
  • Being Able to Shower


NaNoWriMo, Energy Drinks, and Bipolar – What Could Go Wrong?

I had a whole blog post written the other day and when I went to post it, WordPress did something weird and lost it, and I couldn’t get it back. I didn’t feel like re-writing the wondrous words I had already come up with (and probably couldn’t have come up with the same way again because, let’s face it, I’d just summarize everything the second time) so I just left it alone. Will that teach me not to type my blogs straight into WordPress but instead into a document I can copy and paste from? Probably not. In fact, I don’t even remember what the blog was about so it couldn’t have been that important anyway.

But on to bigger and better things – IT’S NOVEMBER! And that means it’s time for NaNoWriMo. I began my adventure at midnight. Well, 12:02am, to be exact. I wrote 1,500 words exactly and finished my first chapter before trying to get some sleep. However, I had two energy drinks trying to stay up till midnight and beyond and then I was so excited about being able to now write the story I’ve been planning for weeks that I couldn’t sleep. And then I started thinking about the ghosties in my story and I had to turn on the TV so as to scare any Halloween ghosties that were lingering in my room away – or at least get them out of my mind. Geez, it’s only 7am on Day 1 and I’m already scaring myself with my ghost story. I see a high power bill this month.

However, I know I will be spending a lot of time on the computer focused on my writing and it will probably mean a few late nights. I love my energy drinks but I stay away from them because some Bipolars have said they make them manic, even though I’ve never had that problem. If I do get manic, it’s only for a couple hours, and then I crash, which is what I’m guessing an energy drink is supposed to do to you anyway so it’s not really about me, it’s the drink doing it.

But, nonetheless, this month will wreak havoc on my moods and I have already been in a frustrating place. The only good I can see coming from this is that this will give me something to focus on instead of the bad things. At least for a little while.

Well, I guess I’m up for the day. Time to get something to eat and start pounding out words!