You know, you do so many things when you’re trying to get somewhere that you sort of lose track of where you’ve been…
You’re a writer. You know how it goes. You work and work and work to make something happen, and a huuuuge percentage of the time, nothing does. But every now and then something good happens, and you get inspired to keep going.
Last night I was researching stuff I’d written years ago for my last post. All of those old publishing sites are gone now.
I’d written an article on the luxury racing yacht Gentry Eagle that got published in Ventana Magazine, a business that has since gone. But I found the above picture on Google. It’s on the first page of image results. Cool!
Hey, wait. I TOOK that picture! Clicking on the link, I found a blog over on Blogspot. Hey – that’s My BLOG! Not knowing that Blogspot was rather ghetto, (and I don’t know if it still is), I started a blog during my most out-of-work and desolate days, at the heart of the Great Recession.
I had completely forgotten about it, not touching it since my last post in 2010. But that Gentry Eagle post has had over 2800 views! For me, that’s a landslide!
And, here’s another blog you might like, called Director’s Line. At the time I was writing sketches for a church group.
Wait, what’s this? ANOTHER one? Let’s try Micromarketer, a site dedicated to helping you market your business on a shoestring budget.
Give me a break! It’s like discovering children you forgot you had!
So, along with rewriting my novel, sleepily promoting my existing novels, working on my flagship Skippity Whistles, now I gotta maintain all these tired old fellas. And work a 9-to-5.
The moral to the story? Keep a spreadsheet!