A Blast from My Past

This is from a post I did on March 5, 2019. I am doing a review of these priorities. Look for Notes beside each one dated 2021.

2019 Why would I share my priority list as a new writer? I said I would share my journey in this writer’s world and making certain things priorities is important. Some I will do every day and others every other day.

2021 Why update this list? To see my growth as a writer and author, as well as growth as a social media kingdom ruler.

I put it into categories of a writer’s life: learning and studying, writing, reading, and community. This is an ever changing list so it will be updated often.

Learning and Studying

I am learning how to improve my skills as a writer and author. 2021 I doubt this learning will ever stop.

I am also taking online blogging and writing courses.

              Blogging Bootcamp Taken 2019

             Online Genius Academy Taken 2019 Basically an ad for their large course

              Udemy Creative Writing Tips Completed February 2021 Came away with a lot of story ideas

              Udemy Editing Class Completed 20219

2021 Taking an editing your book class online.

Books:

Deep Work Read 2019

The Elements of Style and its Workbook 2021 I have them.

Research archaeology. 2021 finding article, videos and memes about archaeology to share.

Read book on a real archaeology expedition. 2021 Douglas Preston’s Book The Monkey’s Head

Read Alfred Hitchcock stories for your story. Read in 2020

Read Like a Writer 2021 Have not read yet.

Writing

My two blogs require something to be written on them every day or every other day. 2021 Blogs are written on once a week 52 articles a year. I use PLR on my lifenotonthelist site.

2021 Social media sites 2021 Facebook, twitter and Instagram are written on daily.

I am currently 10,000 words into a novel I am writing. 2021: I have completed novels 1-4, working on novel 5 for Grey of Dharaven series. I have a short story for an anthology written and edited. First novel in series is due out in late summer of 2021. Grey Dawn of Dharaven: Katz Island

Murderous Gloves written in Alfred Hitchcock style. 2021 Not written yet.

I also have two more book ideas sitting waiting for me to get to them. 2021: These two stories still wait for me to work on them.

Poetry typed and rewritten. 2021: Poetry has been typed by a PA. I am working on categories to put them in for a chap book.

Contest entries through Submittable and other places. 2021 I have been rejected 27 times on Submittable. I was accepted twice. One piece is a short, short piece of 42 words. The other published work appeared in Carcosa Magazine February 2021 Issue 1. I keep trying with other pieces. I will find my tribe eventually.

Community

word nerd-2021 not there so much anymore. Went an expensive hub.

 writers helping writers.-2021- I am still on this site.

I am an administrator on a forum and Facebook website. Forum must be checked daily. 2021- Forum and website are doing well.

Emails checked for all 3 sites daily. 2021 Email for my own is checked. Have to remember to check them more often.

CONTINUING PRIORITIES 2021

I am learning how to improve my skills as a writer and author.

Research archaeology.

Read book on a real archaeology expedition. 2021 Douglas Preston’s Book The Monkey’s Head

Read Like a Writer

Write blog articles once a week.

Facebook, twitter and Instagram are written on daily.

Murderous Gloves written in Alfred Hitchcock style.

These two stories still wait for me to work on them.

Poetry Chapter Book

Contest entries through Submittable and other places. 2 to 27

Continue admin duties of forums and sites.

Check emails on all three sites at least once a week. Personal each day.

Keep talking to other writers on sites.

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