I was sleeping so well. I wasn’t dreaming, just one of those deep, blissful sleeps. Suddenly and abruptly at some point after five in the morning, I was awakened by this horrible noise coming from my phone. I’m struggling to get untangled from the blankets and grab the blaring phone. I managed to get the sleep from my eyes and eyes open to see it was an alert for a missing adult. Putting the phone back on the table I try to relax from the fright. I do manage to get back to sleep but it wasn’t as deep.
When my son was moving around preparing to leave for work, Bella decided it was time to rise and shine. She won’t go outside, but she wants out of the bedroom. Molly was already outside and my son told me that my fan club, also known as the not so stray cats, were waiting on me. I get the food to take out to them and of course when the door opens they scatter. I divide the food into three separate plates and wait. It doesn’t take long for the bravest to show up and start eating. Once it starts, I can pet it as long as I don’t try to pick it up. By the time it was all said and done, I managed to pet four of the kittens. Then to not stress them out too badly I came on back inside.
It is a wonderful diversion watching the kittens play and they know all the escape routes when something frightens them. Then of course, watching a mob of kittens attempt to dive through the same small space at one time is even more funny.
I spent time today reading and researching whether blogs can make money. Obviously the ones that educate, the ones that teach new hobbies, how to articles, those are most likely to make money. The ones with a specific and obvious niche, are more apt to make money. My blog doesn’t fit into any of the categories. I saw many examples of blogs that have been monetized that have not made anything at all. While I realize there is a risk with all endeavors, I would like a little better odds in my favor than I’m seeing now.
My thoughts are that maybe, it is time to buckle down and do what I’ve started and stopped several times over the last year. Write that book. I had a friend that the minute they heard I was out of work told me that now I had time to write. I needed to write that book. I kept putting starting on it off for a long time. Then I began the dance of start and stop. I’d get so far and not be able to go any further. The topic a bit too close to the heart. I think though, that now, I have reached a level where I can stand strong and write with an objectiveness I didn’t have a year ago.
I have grown and learned a lot, I do believe I am ready finally for this project. I know too, that I can take what has been done, and utilize parts of that into the new write. I believe in this strongly enough, that I got started today.
I know though, that I am going to have to learn how to write through a million (okay slight exaggeration) interruptions.
Once the manuscript is written and I think ready, I will need to have it proof read and changes needed marked.
I will need to decide on whether I want to seek out a publisher or go indie. Self publishing is not the death knoll it once was. But I have to find out my best options and ways to progress with those options.
I’ll need a cover, but I know a very talented person, one who actually created the cover for The Legend of Dragon’s Doom. A Young Warrior’s Vow. I loved that cover and I have no doubt she could create something amazing for this project.
The difference in The Legend and this project, The Legend is fiction, this project is not. But it is an act of the heart from the heart, in the hope of helping other hearts. It is a real story, a true story, the beginning, the end and the enduring. Facing and fighting past and future. Confused or curious yet? I’ve put this off, I didn’t want to face this, but now, face it I can and will.
Because, I can do this. It is time.