Monday, September 29, 2008

Well I'm almost back to eating solids. I've managed a bit of writing and I may even list some new items in the shop.

I really didn't expect that it would take me this long to get back in the swing. Of course it doesn't help that my beloved's computer is dying a slow death so he's taken to running second life on mine. Oh well.

More soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I am still alive. Yay!

I am back home after surgery. Sorry the blog went quiet for a bit but I wasn't really up to doing much. I'm still not but I thought I should post something.

Back to normal soon I hope

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another new article. And one on a different subject.

Also some new items in the shop.

More later.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Well today I have done my best to be a good little housewife/writer/self employed crafter. Not a huge success but never mind. I've written another article for Triond but it's not published yet. I've done some tidying and loads of washing. I've listed new stuff on Etsy.

I've also discovered a new definition of fuel poverty. All this talk in the news about people having to choose between heating and eating. We haven't even got the heating on yet and already we're running of of money for electricity. I've had to stop running the washing machine because we're on emergency credit. I'm writing this on the laptop on battery power.

I have to sell some stuff soon or we're in a lot of trouble. So far I've only made $0.02 from Triond. That's 2 cents or about a penny in British money. That's not even paid for the electriciy to write the articles. Still If I write enough it might eventually cover our weekly electricity bill and then I'll have clean clothes.
On Tuseday I slept a lot. I crocheted a lot. I thought about the novel a fair bit. I photographed my jewelry. I moved my computer.

Not a lot then.

If anyone is interested I am currently working on the 'comfy cardi' pattern from Crochet Me. I'll post a pic when it's done.

The jewelry will be appearing on my Etsy shop soon.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Published again, sort of.


Still not much improvement on the novel though. I have been concentrating on sleeping, crochet and worrying about my coming surgery. I have caught some sort of bug from Cassie and it's making me very sleepy. Still, I should have done something with the novel so that's the plan for this evening.

Wish me luck.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

I've been published again. Sort of.

I'm trying out a publishing service called Triond . They publish articles on line then pay the writers a percentage of the advertising revenue. Unlike some other services the copyright of the content stays with the author.

I've just had my first article cleared and published. So far no funds but it's been up less than a day. Article

I've done a little work on my novel but I have a feeling it's going to be slow going. It's going to be hard work to get it ready for an agent by Novemember.

Friday, September 05, 2008

I have returned.

Well actually I was never away. I've just been busy crocheting and finishing a novel. Well I say finishing what I mean is editing and by editing I mean getting it ready to send out to agents.

I thought I was ready but not quite yet. I have discovered a hole in the middle of the thing. I know how to fill it but I was really getting into avoiding sending it out. Now I shall have to switch to avoiding writing it.

On the upside I did my first craft fair last Sunday and it didn't suck. I even made a small profit and learned how to make a larger profit for next time.