Halfway through our trip, sort of

As you can see from the timing of this post I am easing into a new workflow. This is my Round of Words in 80 Days post and I am checking in quite late.

Since last Friday I have been on the road and of the normal internet. Even this update is done from a borrowed computer because we are not back home yet.

Keeping a travel journal

At the moment I am facing the challenges to write while on the move. Or, in 20th century terms, I’m keeping a travel journal by using good old pen and notebook. The intention is to transcribe and rework this into a creative non-fiction publication of some sort and for that I need copious notes. But writing on a bus is for instance almost impossible and for the most part I have just jotted down notes.

Over the next week I may have more time to do extensive entries and hope to make use of that.

But breaking my initial goals for this round down to what is happening now. I need to work on at least one story to publish this month. Because all my stories are at home, on paper or on computer, I will have to work on a new story. Not having started that yet means that I am slow out of the gate.

Fiction sales and marketing

And just reporting back on my sales while I am busy with this post. There has been none so far. Yes, I have not sold one single story yet.

I am ascribing to the school of thought that says that the best marketing for your stories is another story so I am not intending to get freakishly busy on Twitter, but rather just to get down and make sure that I publish at least one more story by the end of the month.

And that is me checking in.

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2 thoughts on “Halfway through our trip, sort of

  1. I think you may discover a great deal about your writing using pen and paper. There is a physical aspect of writing that is not to be underestimated and typing to screens is different from pen to paper. Regardless, quality is what gets the publication every time so enjoy your trip, enjoy the opportunity to write under different circumstances and who knows what you may find.

    The great thing about ROW 80 is its emphasis on helping you to discover how writing can become a permanent part of your life. Best of luck this round.


    1. Thanks Karen (your comment got stuck in the trash somehow),

      Writing is part of my life. And I write a lot by hand. I also type a mean lot. What I battle with is getting it done enough to publish. Getting to say what I want to say well enough so that it burns me and I cannot not publish it anymore.

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