There’s Always Some Kind of a Clock…

How was your weekend? Mine went well–mowed the lawn, did things here and there, and what-have-ya. I also came across two interesting happenings I’ll probably be blogging about. One is being able to introduce a friend to an online game, which will give us to opportunity to hang out once a week (assuming he’s available), where before we didn’t have the opportunity.

The other is a Facebook friend of mine who’s doing a writer’s challenge–and was shooting videos for it while he felt like crap.

Anyway, let’s get to it.

I’ll get to both of these eventually (probably in different posts), but I’d like to start with the writer’s challenge guy. He works hard, not as hard as some, probably, but harder than most, considering what he was facing–having a deadline, and being sick. He admitted all he wanted to do was basically crash on the couch, more or less.

But he couldn’t do that. And I think it mostly had to do with us–the folks who were taking the challenge he set up. We were looking forward to the videos and resources he’d said he’d put out for us, and he wanted to deliver–feelings, sickness, and what-have-ya or not.

That’s pretty cool, and it goes to several point-olas that connect to writing (and business as a whole).

Sometimes we have to do what we don’t want to–and I’m at the top of that list. You wouldn’t believe the caliber of silly things I’d rather pass off to someone else to do.

If you’re working for someone else as a non-freelancer/employee/whichever, you have to clock into work every day.

If you ARE working as a freelancer, you have to have a routine…and I’m trying to be better at nailing this one down. Fact of the matter is, you have to have a predictable set-up, or, well, you have to clock into work every day–it just depends on where and when you’re doing it.

That’s if you have client work. If you don’t, you have to deliver the what-have-ya–the video course, email course, product. If you market to people, you still have deadlines, or at least people expecting something.

Which means that you’ll need a routine/some other way to make sure things get done.

I don’t like this reality, to be honest. I’d rather slip under the covers (or maybe the couch) and make sure I could stay alive underneath there and never come out.

But I, too, have deadlines sometimes, and if I don’t, I’m browsing for other gigs, or trying to get my own stuff out there.

I’m sure you are too.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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