Remember back in June when I told you to not ever be an editor? How it would kill your writing? I'm back today with another little bit of advice for you. If you want to be an editor, don't ever be a writer.*
You'll notice, if you've been checking in, that I haven't written a blog post since July. I swore when I started this that I wasn't going to be one of those bloggers whose every other post was an apology for not blogging, so I'm not going to say I'm sorry. THOUGH I AM.
Round about the time I wrote my last post, I was starting a summer writing class. It went well, maybe too well, because after that, I enrolled in TWO fall writing courses. I couldn't decide, so I decided to do both. It felt great to knock the rust off, and I came away from it with some pretty good work.
But my oh my did I neglect business! I'm thankful for my regular clients who didn't forget about me, but I met exactly none of my goals for networking, continuing education, and business development.
Now that it's well past the time when you can rightfully be wishing people happy new year, I'm back on track. I've filed my taxes, paid my membership dues, found a couple of additional client sources, and started networking again (Is there a word for re-networking?) It's been paying dividends already, and I feel refreshed after my unintentional break.
And I wrote a good story this weekend!
*Please don't listen to this advice. Please write. A lot.