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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I got my remaining words in for nano during the first post of the day today. That means I’ve already written 50,000 words. As many already know, I’m not writing a novel, but I ‘m using all the words I’ve written on Bubblews toward my word count, that means that I’m one of many nano rebels. I’m still going to continue to count the words I write the rest of the week and see how much higher I get that the goal.

Last night I tried for the upteenth time to log into the official nano site and I don’t remember my password. I tried to have it sent to my email address, but it never came through. I don’t know if the glitch is on the nano end or on my email server end. If needed I suppose I can start up a new account one more time.

My two posts for today so far are:

http://www.bubblews.com/news/1666099-got-a-lot-done-yesterday-which-was-nice  943 words

http://www.bubblews.com/news/1666994-it-is-not-the-posts-without-any-feedback-that-get-compressed-or-at-least-not-all-the-time  482 words

Total today is 1585 words

 

My other Word Press Blogs

I thought I’d list my other WordPress blogs in case any one wants to check them out. I’m working on a post or two, so it will be a bit of time before they to completion.

I will say that I already have 1072 for today’s writing, written in one email and a messaging place on the writing site I’m a part of. I’m hoping to get 1500-2000 more words so I can catch up a bit more. At this point, the official site says I won’t have my 50 k until December 11 of this year. I’m hoping to get close to the goal before November is over.

I have six blogs on WordPress including this one. I also have one on blogger. I did start one on TypePad, but moved all those posts over to WordPress.

www.muchadoaboutmanything.wordpress.com   – my first blog here, although it began with the next blog. I later split them up.

www.muchadoaboutfreelancing.wordpress.com

www.muchadoaboutbiblicaltruths.wordpress.com

www.marsha4852.wordpress.com/ This I had to have for an English Comp course. I may use it again if I take any more classes, until then it will be dormant. I may put instructional items here like I did for the hanging indents.

www.muchadoaboutreviews.wordpress.com – book reviews.

I’m going to include the link to my blogger account with Google  but I haven’t posted anything there since early 2011. As I’ve said before, I was going to move all those posts over to WordPress as I had more views in a couple of months in WordPress than I did over a few years with blogger.

The day I was going to begin to move things over, I realized that my blog qualified for some type of advertisements to help make me money. I have to check that out further to see if it’s something I want to do or not.

So far today I have 315 words here and the 1072 explained above, totalling=1387. More to come later. Thanks for reading.

November 13, Don’t Give Up Just Yet, Breakthrough is Around that Corner

I posted my last post just as the clock struck twelve, so alas, it didn’t go for yesterday’s post but for today’s instead. But that’s okay, I’m going to post when I think of something to write so that I can hopefully catch up.

I’ve already begun several drafts of posts in the few days time when I didn’t post anything, or not much of anything at all. Possibly had I posted the little that I had written, I would have gotten a second wind and written even more than I expected.

Even now, I certainly didn’t expect to begin a new post right after publishing the last one, but I updated my word counts in the official nano site and thought I’d take a look at my email there. I was surprised because I received an email from the nano originator himself, Chris Baty.

To quote one of his paragraphs, he said: “You can help build that path faster by hitting your writing goals for the next three days. This may sound like a small thing, but little, consistent writing achievements open the door to huge writing breakthroughs”.

Not only did that inspire me so that I can expect to finish nano, but it also inspired me to realize that I can be more consistent in posting in my various blogs more often. Maybe all I will need to do is endeavor to hit my writing goals for three days of each and every week, that should allow me to have the necessary time to come up with something for each blog at least weekly. That would be very sweet.

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I thought I’d mention that I’d like to thank all my new followers for this blog along with the likers and those that do make a comment or two on any of my blogs.

I ran into a problem this morning when checking out a blog of someone that is now following this one. The blog has awesome photography on it and the viewer can also purchase prints if they’d like. The problem I had was being able to make any comments or liking any post that I checked out.

I have found that I’m not able to do any of that using my Chrome browser, so I generally have the firefox one open for that reason. I used the firefox browser to again try to like a post or two and make a comment and suggestion, but it seemed that the problem may have been word press related this time. Whatever it was, I wasn’t able to do any communication with the site owner on their site. I even tried to follow their blog using my email address and that didn’t work either.

I tried to use pinterest to link their blog to my account for others to oooh and aaah over the photography, and pinterest even put a stop to the link. This particular person has thousands of followers, so it doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe I’ll try internet explorer later on, but soon I’ll be getting ready for work.

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It’ll be busy as the days progress toward Thanksgiving. We are always short-handed. A few cashiers are being trained right now, hopefully they will be able to start before Thanksgiving to help lighten the load. My daughter even applied recently. I don’t know whether she’ll be a cashier or help in the clothing department. Whichever it is, it will be a benefit to me as I’ll be able to take her off my insurance as she’ll be able to get her own. I’m looking forward to that.

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When I began this nano blog, I thought after nano was completed that I would save this blog for each succeeding nano, from year to year and not use it in between. But, now that I’m starting to have a bit of a following, I may not do actual posts here in the interim, but I can use the space to link posts I make on my other blogs in case anyone would like to read any of them.

I’m going to finish this post and maybe do another post later tonight to try to finish my word count for the day as I’m just under half way there. On the official nano site, they would consider this extra for what I put there in the wee hours of the morning because I wasn’t able to change my count for yesterday until the clock had already struck twelve.

Had I realized I was that close in time, I would have moved a little faster to try to get it posted before today began, but I wasn’t paying that much attention.

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I would really like to take time out from writing, and there isn’t really any time to take since I’m behind already, but I would like to get better at getting things done around the house.

Later fellow bloggers.

836 words

Nano is in the Wrong Month, As Far As I’m Concerned

As far as I’m concerned, nano takes place in the wrong month. At this point in my life, since I’m still running our window cleaning business and working elsewhere too, November never seems to be the best month for doing Nano. Now if it was in January or February, that would be much better for we have few window jobs those months and I’m not having to work extra hours to get ready for the holiday season, therefore, I would probably get more writing done at the first of the year.

Another thing that I try to get caught up with after the holidays are over with is my bookkeeping for the business as I get behind as the months progress. I do deposits and payroll on a weekly basis if not oftener (for deposits), but putting the invoices into the computer is what I’m really behind on.

This year for several months my daughter wanted to help me with the bookkeeping as a way to pay me back for covering her car insurance for several years. She at least was able to help me stay abreast of things for the first half of a year, but then she got promoted to a different job in the same building. Now she doesn’t have as much time to help out as she did before.

So, here it is again, November and I’m behind not only in my word count but in inputting business paper work also. I don’t know if I’ll ever keep up with it, maybe once (if ever) I am able to retire from my cashiering job-hopefully within the next couple of years.

Each year I think I’m going to have extra time after the holidays to get some research in for articles or posts on my many blogs. I’d really like to check out some of the many places that certain authors have written online material and find out what kind of payment each of them have to the person trying to break into a freelancing career.

For instance, I happened upon a company called Elance several years ago before I began to write articles or blog posts. Later I read that it wasn’t’ the easiest company to make money with as they are able to find folks from other countries that are willing to do the work for a much lower price than those of us in the United States are hoping to make.

When I heard/read that, I discontinued checking out their site for possible writing assignments. Then later still, I read that certain authors were able to make a decent wage from writing using their site and they shared that a person just needs to persist to gain their reputation, which then increases not only their chance to get picked, but also what they are able to charge for the service they provide.

There are several other places now that are run in a similar fashion to Elance, and there are others that are run in a totally manner, yet may work out well for certain types of people looking for specific types of work.

Some of those places no longer offer new authors the change to work with them, such as places like Ehow.com. I used to write articles for them, but a couple of years ago they changed how they do business and now they only allow those with journalism degrees unless the person had already written a large amount of articles previous to the changes being made. For any that had done so, they were able to stay as writers. I was not so lucky, as I only had about fifteen article written over about three years that I was a part of the site.

That was one site where I was able to make money with my writing, but it was related to how many of my viewers clicked on ads on my pages. I probably made approximately one hundred and twenty-five dollars or so and the article that brought in the most income was the one  I did about propagating mums. If interested you can find that on www.muchadoaboutmanythings.wordpress.com. It would be one of the first posts I made after starting the blog.

Maybe this new year, I can make the time to do some of the research to complete that idea I’ve had for a while.

So, even though as far as I’m concerned, nano is in the wrong month, that doesn’t mean that I can’t work on projects any other time during the year-whether it’s doing research for an article or working on one of many novel ideas I’ve started years ago. Maybe this next year will be my year to make something like this happen, where I will get a bit further along in this area of my writing than I ever have before.

This post 807, an earlier post on a different blog 940 and some comments made elsewhere 263 bringing today’s totals to 2010.

 

Trying to do Nano While Working Two Jobs!

I’m glad I’m a nano-rebel this year as I wasn’t very successful in the past. Doing nano and working two jobs isn’t the easiest feat in the world. Possibly working only one job and doing nano isn’t easy either until a person has one successful nano under their belt.

I was hoping to share another teaching from the Bible, but haven’t had the time, or made the necessary time to do the necessary research to make that happen.

Today I began another Biblical teaching but will have to finish it another day. I worked most of the day with my crew and we didn’t return home until 5:45 when the sun was already setting, seeing it is now November in the mid-west and after daylight savings time. We fell back last weekend so now it’s lighter faster in the morning, but darker earlier in the evening.

One more month of that and then it begins to head the other way, the only good thing about December.

I was able to get five reviews done on my writing site. I try to review at least six items weekly which  helps me get points to maintain my membership along with the membership of one or two others if I can. So, it’s a benefit for me to get those six reviews in weekly.  (I got the sixth one in yesterday).

With those reviews I wrote 848 words.

In a different blog than this, the first one I had on WordPress, http://www.muchadoaboutmanythings.wordpress.com. I wrote a small tidbit this morning before heading to work and was able to get 434 words on that.

I would like to do at least as well as I did yesterday as I was able to get over the daily goal of 1667 words per day. I was a bit behind already, so even with the extra words, I’m still behind. I’m not doing too bad though, and even though I really wanted to take this evening off and do other things, I feel I did fairly well overall. If I keep talking about nothing at all, I might find myself getting closer to the mark for the day.

One thing I was wondering about today was how does everyone that takes part in nano get anything done around their house? I think the majority of people are always writing or at least as much as is possible. Some I know have small children at home that they must tend to, while others still have to work.

Last month, it rained a lot in our area. Now that would have been a great month to do nano, as I didn’t have to go out and clean windows during the rainfall. This month, it’s been fairly dry. While that’s great for business and paying bills, it doesn’t leave as much time for fitting the writing in.

So then decisions need to be made. Do I write, or do I take care of things like bills and getting work done? I think the answer is obvious. It will be nice when I can write more than the rest, but that time isn’t here as yet.

I’m done here for the night since I’ve at least made the minimum goal. Hopefully I can get more words in eventually, but I’m happy as I’ve been writing each and every day, something I’ve not done well before. Yeah!!

586 words, a total of 1868 for the day. This post was started several days ago, and posted on Sunday, November 11. I would have been earlier had I not had to work two jobs while doing nano.

 

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