I have finally begun writing seriously again. I have picked up an unfinished prose work which was formerly untitled and is now published under the title, Comings and Goings; the chapel in the woods. You can read this on BookRix.com under my name. I have a number of other books there as well, including my first foray into children’s books, The Adventures of Chris Mouse, under a new nom de plum, Uncle Wayne. Please read and comment on these and any others posted there.
Some of the books I’ve posted on BookRix are older works, usually “re-worked” for publication. I have included the and some Advent candle lighting devotionals.
I am still looking for editing and proofreading opportunities – not counting those of my own and those of my peers. I would really like to make, at least, a little money at it. Although I do enjoy doing it!
These posts seem to be few and far-between these days, but having retired, and having expectations of having more time, turned out to be more of the same and much less interesting than I had anticipated. But I do enjoy not having to get up at 5:30 every morning unless for some reason I choose to do so.
Keep your responses coming and I will try to stay on top of those, too.
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 have made the mistake of trying to keep up with four blogs of my own. This does not allow me to concentrate much on any of them. I have vowed – to myself – to limit each of the blogs to the topics I originally intended it for. In addition to this one there are:
http://waynesopinions.wordpress.com “The Artist Within”
http://theartsspot.wordpress.com “The Arts Spot” and
http://wayneswisewords.wordpress.com “Wayne’s Words to the Wise”
http://followingpsalms.wordpress.com “Following the Psalms” (an interactive Bible study of Psalms)
“Wayne’s Words to the Wise,” for some reason, has become the major blog for just “everyday” blogging. I intend to try to keep this one, “Tilden Editing Services,” as a blog about writing and editing; mine and others I’m connected to, especially through http://www.LinkedIn.com.
Until it all gets straightened out, read my other blogs from the link, above. I will have them linked to this blog space very soon.
I didn’t think I’d be doing this so soon, but I really liked this “Appearance” and proceeded. I think it gives the whole blog a more professional and business-like appearance. Some of what I was used to in the second column isn’t there, but I will place some of that on the right-hand column.
There are also a couple additional pages forthcoming which I think you’ll find interesting and “educational.” At least that’s my hope.
To those of you who are actually following my blog, thank you. If you have suggestions or other things you’d like to see here, let me know.
Blessings to you all.
This is my very first try at blogging, and it probably shows. I hope to be able to make more favorable and intimate connections in this kind of format.
I have over 35 years experience in proofreading and editing and I hope to be able to make a little money at it after I retire in July. (Five months can be a very long time!)
I have been married to my wife, MaryJane, for 30 years and we have two grandsons, and a daughter-in-law. Our son took his own life this past June. One never gets over that. They are currently living in Bothell, Washington.
I have been involved in teaching, acting, theatre directing, writing and playwrighting. I was a pastor in a very small church in south-central Idaho for 13 very long months.
We now live in Vallejo, California – east of the San Francisco Bay area, and about a mile to “the Gateway to Napa wine country.