I posted my daily schedule a while back. Due to the ghosts in the time machine, I must adjust and move forward with purpose. Before I spell out the new schedule, I want to take a minute to discuss why the schedule must change.
When I started this blog page:
- I was writing a single book. Now I have finished writing this book and started a rewrite. Additionally, I am writing a novella, three graphic novels, and the discovery draft of another separate book.
- My baby boy was napping three or more hours a day. Additionally, he wasn’t mobile. Now Thor naps for about half the amount of time and is moving at the speed of babylight (which is slower than a walk and faster than a crawl).
- I was working as a freelancer on websites like Upwork and Freelancer with limited success. My clients were few and far between and many of the jobs were very short. Now I own my own editing business. It has generated some awesome clients and a decent workload.
- My wife was working “normal” Navy hours. Now she is working 12-hour shifts.
For these reasons, I must adjust the schedule. It should be noted that I owe the success of my business to this page and the time I devoted to it. I also owe this page for introducing me to so many brilliant people. This QE website has been a lightning rod of creativity and self-growth for me.
Personal ramblings aside, let’s look at the new schedule.
Monday: Book blurb day or a new post. I’ve read more than thirty books on writing since I started this page. Every now and then I toss together a collage and write a blurb about a book. (My “reads” category contains examples.) It’s not really a review, but an insight about the content of the book. Again, this is my way of offering you all the resources I can and populating the page with useful content.
Tuesday/Sunday: Off days. I wanted a couple days of the week to spend my allotted blogging time reading other blogs and commenting. If I continue posting every day, I simply don’t have enough time to reply to comments and reach out beyond my own page.
Wednesday: Feature Wasteland Wednesday and/or author news. Wastelander: The Drake Legacy publishes next year, but it’s the first in a very long Wastelander series.
As I will start the publishing process early next year, I want to make Wednesday a day to also share news about what’s going on with me professionally (failures, successes, conventions I’m attending, etc).
I‘m also working with some amazing authors as an editor. I want to spotlight them here as well, when possible.
Thursday: A new and glorious post.
Feature Friday. This is one my favorite additions to my page. I will continue taking a day each week to highlight other bloggers who are generating insightful content. If you are sitting there reading this and thinking, Hey! He’s talking about me. Contact me and I will add you to my reblog list. I am fortunate to have great readership here at QE, and if my success can propel others, it’s a small way for me to give back.
I have also decided to allow for reader contributions on Fridays. This was a suggestion made to me by P.A. Kramer. The more I thought about it, the more I loved the concept. This is a great way for bloggers to take advantage of my readership and get some eyes on both their content and their blog pages. Again, my goal has always been to bring like-minded people together.
I will only post submissions that are centered around some aspect of writing. Ideally, the content should be around 700-1000 words in length. If images are included, they must be non-copyrighted images (I can generate images if needed). Contact me if you have a proposal.
Saturday: Re-post day. Recycling previous posts will help people new to the site or to WordPress connect with my older content. It also helps me. It allows me to continuously edit, improve, and add links to my archived material. I learn a lot from my discussions with all of you, my work as an editor, and my labors as a writer. I want to be sure my past posts reflect newfound knowledge and continue to be relevant.
That’s the new schedule. Let’s see if this one sticks or not. Until we cross quills again, keep reading, keep writing, and as always—stay sharp!