I’ve been fighting a horrible cold the last few weeks and it doesn’t seem to be letting up. I took some time off of writing to allow my body to rest; but, as of yesterday, I’m back up at 6:00 a.m. to work on my writing (before heading to the day job).
I really need to focus on finishing these edits, getting it to a few beta readers, and then off to an editor and agent. We are all often so busy working on someone else’s dream or problem, that we don’t take the time to work on our own.
I follow a few accounts on Instagram that are very motivating and geared towards entrepreneurs. I’ve seen several quotes recently that have gotten me thinking about my goals and revenue streams. While my dream is to write full time, I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
One of the quotes recently said “They think they are going to get rich working 9-5” and the other one said “Never rely on just one revenue stream.” Well, I really don’t have any aspirations to be a billionaire, frankly, but it would be nice to focus on my writing full time and still pay my bills. To that end, I’ve thought often of consulting with the unemployed regarding their job skills, interview skills, and attire for interviews.
I have a Bachelors degree in Business Management and have interviewed more people than I can count. I’m often surprised at people’s behavior and appearance when they arrive for an interview. I’m often disappointed in the resumes that I receive and am very surprised at the number of glaring mistakes and typos in them.
I’m going to start following a few consulting boards on LinkedIn to see if I can gain any insight as to the right way to approach this and determine if it would be worth my time in the long run.
I have not been blogging as frequently as I had originally committed to do doing, partially from being sick, and partially from focusing on my more tangible projects.
I will continue to post here, however, I may focus more articles on what I know, rather than just my journey. As they say, write what you know and even though it’s not colorful and exciting, I think people would benefit from the information I have stored in my head.
By the way, if you understand my reference in the subject heading, don’t be a lazy lima bean, let me know in the comments!