Friday, July 7, 2017

Coffee Talk: Being busy, Patreon, and a New Book


Good morning! Have you got your coffee? I do, so let's get started. 


It's been a busy few weeks for me. My life is typically pretty busy anyway, but I've taken on some new responsibilities and I've been more involved in things that are important to me....outside of The Write Life that is. Being busy is a blessing and a curse for me. While I thrive in a busy environment, now that I'm older, I also relish in some needed downtime. It's hard to have downtime when you're so busy, but I'm finding a good balance between the two. 


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One of the busy things I've been working on is trying to set up a Patreon. While I have heard of Patreon before, I hadn't ever gone and taken much of a look around there. After a couple of people suggested I should look into creating one, I started doing some research and I have to say, I'm pretty keen on the idea. The only thing is, is that (if you know nothing about Patreon) you have to come up with "things" for patrons, and I want to make sure those things are worth the snuff and ample enough to fill the space. I have some pretty good ideas about what I think I'd like to do, but I'm not going to rush to stick mine out there until it's just right. Having said that, please subscribe to my newsletter, or follow me here, to keep informed about this. Patreon is such a cool concept, and I hope I can use it to create a good relationship with my supporters.


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As I've mentioned a couple of times, I've started on my next book. This book will be a bit different in that I'm really taking my time, this time, to develop my characters and set up a framework. I've typically always been a stream of consciousness writer, and while that is still partly true, it's a testament to my growth as a writer that I'm putting together the bits and pieces first. I've written a good amount of the first chapter, and I have a feeling it will be a longer book than my past efforts. It may not though, we'll just have to see how it all develops.


Well, I guess that it's for me on the lovely Friday morning. I'll be posting our Father's Day Adventure in the Iowa Mountains tomorrow, so stay tuned for that. Also, sign up for my newsletter! I send them out a few times a month, and I'll give you juicy tidbits there first, before here, and maybe a bit of extra.

Until tomorrow!


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