Other Projects | The Bookmaker’s Note 5/8/21

Bookmaking log: TBN +484 words | revised 10 subchapters of OTR

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The game has changed. I was productive again.

My goal today was to proofread the end of chapter 1 and all of chapter 2 of Over the River, and I goddamn did it. Finished early in the day, too, and I had a choice to make: either continue on editing, or do some writing for other projects. I chose to do some writing for other projects.

I didn’t get any writing done.

Because I’m currently making a book.

As it turns out, I don’t like to work on more than one project at one time. Que sera sera. Back to the tunnel-vision method, starting tomorrow. I wanted to change my process because in the past I would have two separate week-long breaks (sometimes longer) during the editing of my books and I wouldn’t let myself work on anything else during those breaks because I didn’t want to distract myself from the current project, and that was no good because a lot of time got wasted. One of those breaks was due solely to the Shopify store, which is now gone. I think when I get to the point when I’m waiting for the Over the River proof copy I’m going to put my focus on one of the 3 new projects I want to make rather than planting my thumb in my ass. I think that’s the balance between the two extremes of only do one at a time no exceptions and do all the books all the time always, to only work on one book at a time and switch to another if progress on the first must be halted.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how I do it. As long as the book gets done in a timely manner and the end result isn’t a total shitshow, I will be happy. And I hope you will too, if you decide to read it. The choice is entirely yours; I’m just doing my thing, ‘man, everything I write goes out for free. It’s there if you want to check it out, and if you’re really into it, the (e)books are available for purchase. Hell, I’ll even hook you up with a signed paperback for the Amazon price (plus shipping and tax and whatnot) if you want one bad enough to DM me and ask for it. If I didn’t have Existence to make books about I don’t know where the fuck I’d be at, ‘man, I’m so grateful to be doing what I’m doing. I really feel like this The Hillside Commons bookmaking thing is what I’m meant to be doing in life, and the fact that folks come to read my stuff every day blows my fucking mind.

Listen, this post is done now.

Since you’re there, noted reader, thank you for being there. From this day on, we move forever forward~

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