Ah well. Mid way into my first week of posting everyday on my blog. I thought having a day set aside for a particular thing would be a good thing. I’ve got Music on Monday, Trailer Tuesday, Spoken Word Wednesday. Friendly Friday where I feature a guest poet. Silly Saturday and Simon’s Sunday. Silly Saturday is dedicated to nonsense and doggerel. Simon’s Sunday is when I post my own poetry up.
But Thursday! Thursday, hump in the week day. People think Wednesday is a hump in the week, but that’s if you work five days a week. Thursday is the meat in the 7 day week sandwich. What to do? Thrumming Thursday? Thumping Thursday? Thirsty Thursday? Stuff it. Can’t put a theme to it.
I was going to do something about the business of being a writer and a poet. Give advice and tips on getting out there and doing it. But I don’t practice half of what I preach. So I will account to you on my writing work.
I have three short stories in first draft stage, no poetry written in the last week, and no articles published. I did some stuff for a crowd-sourcing content site but its not worth the time for a fifty-word piece that pays only $1.20 to re-write something that needs more than fifty words to achieve its goals. So I let it slide and got a slap on the wrist. I appreciate that some people need to save money, but I won’t sell myself short for a faceless user who wants more than they are prepared to pay for.
And that’s where I’m at. It’s Thursday. So far so good.