Always more to do than I can really keep up with – but I enjoy trying! (Well, at least I enjoy it more that I would giving something up.)
I sold four items in my Etsy shop in one day. That’s a big day for me. Since I tend to produce things slowly, they super excitement I get with a sale is tempered by a “Wow – I’d better get busy making more” kick-in-the-pants kind of feeling. So today I worked a little on some new soft books, on a new I-Spy Security Blanket, and I worked a little on binding the quilt I made for my own daughter. It may not sound like much, but it was a very productive day for me.
I’m afraid that I may not get as much done tomorrow as I have to go into my ‘real’ job for a few hours. I also set myself a writing goal of 1000 words a week. If any other writers are reading that, they’re probably thinking, “You mean 1000 words a DAY – right?” Alas, no. Just every week. The thinking is, I haven’t been writing much at all. I was hoping a small goal would get me back into daily writing without being overwhelming. However – I am considering add a small zine of some of my “family” themed short stories to my shop. What do you think about that?
By the way, I’m not done with the marketing book yet, but here’s a good quote:
“As you’ve probably observed, price is a terrible place to compete. There’s always someone willing to go out of business faster than you.”
(That may not be word for word, but it’s close.)