After many days I am now able to take – or get – some time to blog a new post. After all, that’s why I “bothered” to begin this blog in the first place.
I have been busy – with one thing or another – since my last post. I don’t have the freedom of posting from work in the middle of the day since I retired in July. I now share the computer with my wife full-time.
I have been doing some reading – currently J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarilion and working at my manuscript; still untitled and still “stuck” in the same spot. Having so much “free time” makes it harder for me to manage how I use it. This also cuts into my time for Bible study and working on related materials.
I am occasionally able to post some HubPages writing, but not as often as when I was writing from work. I guess I really do miss at least that aspect of my eight daily hours; forty hours a week. I guess I just need to be a little more organized. I had hoped for 90 to 120 minutes of “me-time” each day to work on such projects. I just need to “do it” now.
I believe we probably all have similar problems dividing up our days and using them in the best ways possible.
I have a promise from a woman on LinkedIn to be one of her final proofreaders on her current writing project. I’m not sure what stage she is in, but it sounds promising and challenging, both. I will keep everyone apprised of the progress of this and the ups and downs of a professional proofreader. This, of course, will necessitate my budgeting of each day. I need more jobs to keep me on the right track.
Please stay in touch and I will try to post more often.
I spent over two hours Saturday typing from my original MS to create the first typescript – complete with editing notes. I did the latter for the sake of the practice, so I will have this experience for your document.
Hopefully this, and other things I’ve found online, will help me get some jobs and perhaps to have a chance to have my writing published. A friend referred me to a listing on Craig’s List looking for editors/ writers (tele-commute). I also found a Web Page for writers who are prospecting to be published. Perhaps my name will soon be connected with both editing/ proofreading and writing; stories, plays, poetry, even non-fiction. I’ll keep you informed.
Tilden Editing Services is getting out around the World Wide Web a little more all the time. The day before yesterday I added a presence on MySpace; just so I could say I did more than any other reason.
I have begun to contact other friends and associates, as well as making sure that everyone has links to this blog as well as to my Profile on LinkedIn and my Home Page on NewWebs. There is now a link on this blog to my Home Page. I hope to see you all there.
Let me know what you think of this new page.
It’s been very difficult the past couple months creating a working schedule for my retirement. Generally I don’t even get out of the apartment. Both brunch and supper are served midday, so everything is pretty much upside down.
For now, I’d like to see myself with more clients here in Tilden Editing Services; and I’m sure that you have needs for editing or proofreading needs or know someone else who does. And if they’re serious about their writing they’ll want to know there is someone “out there” who wants to see them produce publishable manuscript.
My motto is Let me edit it before you publish it. My goal is to see each writer, author, poet, or playwright not be ashamed of his or her final draft to the publisher.
Contact me if what I just blogged could be about you.
~ Wayne ~
Just a few more days to go! Too few. I know we’ll be ready on time, but it just doesn’t look like it now – or at least when I left the house this morning.
Once we’re all settled in our new little apartment my responsibilities and schedule will be totally different. I’m traditionally the early-riser, so I plan to head for the library, or some such place, with my “yellow legal pad” and a cup of coffee and write. And yes, I really do write by hand on a yellow legal pad – first draft, anyway.
As I continue writing I will try to keep you all up to date with excerpts or questions about the process; so get your “thinking caps” out of the closet. I’ll be asking your advice soon.
God bless you all.
See ya’ soon!
~ Wayne ~