Each week I ramble about something or other and hope somebody takes the time to read it. Do you? I don't know but I do know I have visited -- the silent types obviously since they never leave a message. Do I question this?
Not really. But, I continue to blog a ramble in hopes of striking a cord in a reader to have them make a comment.
So why did I title this one 'Hopeless' you ask? Simple. I am a hopeless case. I currently have about six projects I'm working on just in the writing field. And my mind is racing with other ideas I don't even have time to put to storage -- in other words, write an outline so I don't lose the idea.
Right now I am working on a short story about Barry Hargrove, my lead character in "2012: Timeline Apocalypse" entitled "The Lunar Orchids" in hopes of getting it published at Smashwords soon. Plus I'm working on another short story for Barry Hargrove entitled "Eternal Blood" and I'm working on a short story for Barclay Havens, my lead in my Pangaea novel I am publishing later this year. Need I mention that I'm also working on "The Voice" from 2011 NaNoWriMo -- yes, it screams from time to time wanting attention. Remember me mentioning Pangaea? Yes, I'm working on that, too. And, well, there is another project I'm working on but I'm not saying what it is -- at least, not just yet.
In addition to all my writing, I'm also very busy with marketing. I've read 3 marketing books (currently on #4) since Christmas and am attempting to institute many of their suggestions into my current marketing plans.
And we can't forget social media. I mean, consider all the time needed to be spent on Twitter and Facebook. I have 1 Twitter account but I have 2 separate FaceBook accounts, plus GoodReads and Wattpad accounts which I've been ignoring a lot lately. Now they want me to join LinkedIn, and about 3 or 4 other social accounts.
Does anybody out there realize I have a wife? Kids? Grandkids? A life beyond the computer?
And that is why I say it is hopeless. There are only 24 hours in a day and from what I'm seeing, I need about another 83 hours in each day to get all the stuff done.
Did I mention that I also do a weekly writing tip (www.bobnailor.com/words3.php) and this blog. These things don't write themselves -- contrary to popular belief.
Today I cheated. I spent about an hour working on gardening. Yes, as the weather gets warmer, my focus shifts to growing things outside. I need to take cuttings of the red mandevilla and start different seeds for flowers and vegetables.
Sunday I was passed a book to read -- "This Present Darkness" by Peretti. I think I'll start on it tonight as soon as I finish this blog entry.
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what is "2012: Timeline Apocalypse" about? Obviously it entails the end of time,
the Mayan calendar, Mayan gods and enough twists to keep you guessing who is who
and what is what and why it is all happening. Do you actually want me to tell
you the end? Of course not, but I will tell you this. If you saw the movie
"2012" -- well, my book ain't nothing like that!! Let me put it this way --
Kulkukan will shake his tail and the ground will shake. We only think we know
what ancient artifacts are; it isn't until we find their true use that all
things become clear.
Until next I ramble on...