Never Too Busy to Blog

I’m trying to get into the habit of posting blog entries, really. You’d think that someone as used to deadlines as me would be better about putting up fresh content. So, instead of heading downstairs for lunch, I’m here typing away while Velma (the tiniest of our five cats) sleeps soundly on my lap.

The work cycle never ceases to amaze me. At this time of year, with my race team finished for the season, I can have entire weeks with nothing on my to-do list. But then I get one call, then another… and suddenly I’m busy. Why does it always come at once? Mind you, I’m not complaining. The work is most welcome, especially with Christmas just a few weeks away! And what kind of work have I been doing? Here’s a brief run-down of this week’s to-do list:

-Two freelance articles for motorcycle magazines.

-Editing the galley for my book about Georgia ghosts. It is so exciting to already be at this step in the process. The next version I see will be the layout copy, and after that’s approved, it’s time to print it!

-Complete a marketing survey for the new book I’ve been assigned to write for Schiffer Publishing: “Practical Voodoo in the Home and Workplace.” Yes, a second book! No, I don’t know much about voodoo, but I’m excited about getting started on the research.

-And, finally, FINISH MY FICTION MANUSCRIPT. I am so close to wrapping up the very first adventure for Betty Boo, Ghost Hunter. It’s also my first novel, and once I get it edited, I’ll be on the hunt for an agent who’s willing to take a chance on little ol’ me.

It doesn’t seem like a lot, does it? But consider that yesterday I wrote 3,500 words and edited 25 pages of my galley, and suddenly it seems like a pretty big stack. Luckily for me, I’m enjoying every minute of it.

Beth Dolgner

Beth Dolgner is a freelance writer and editor whose work encompasses everything from motorcycles to ghost stories. She is a devoted Boba Fett fan and a member of the 501st Legion.

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