Author Life

This week was productive. I’ve spent some time on my writing projects. The one thing I find is that any time sitting and working will end up with something happening. I have made some headway with two of my three projects. The third I will have to rework as it isn’t going to fit the audience the way it is. I looked at it after my break from writing and realized it wouldn’t be appropriate in the form I have it in. Better to figure that out at the start than after it is finished.

I also worked on a non-writing project. It’s always good to have something else to work on and I have a variety of hobbies and crafts that I do. One of the things I do is upcycling. This past week, I had to do some mending and since I had all the stuff out for sewing, I upcycled a lovely plain shirt I had that I found a bit too short … adding lace and a bottom border. It will be available to view on my Facebook page later on in the day.

Each person has their own recipe for success. What works for one person might not work for another. For me, having some time during the week that I work on my projects gives me a stable time to work on things. I don’t always use it for projects. Sometimes I have to do housework or other things. I know that there is a time that I can sit and just think and work on things. I tend to be the multi-tasker who prefers to have more than one project to work on at a time. If this is your method of working on things, then use it. The one proviso is that you must finish your projects. Just starting a project is not enough, you must actually, at some point, finish the project. Not always as easy as it sounds and if you find it hard to work on multiple projects at the same time, then it is likely not a recipe for your success.

Always remember to be Realistically Unrealistic and have more than one thing that you work on if that method works for you. It helps you to have a consistently scheduled work period. If you try to set aside a bit of time every day to work on a project, it will become a habit and a habit will help you to be more productive. As the quote attributed to Aristotle says, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” Always work toward being your best self. It is not a competition being an author, an artist or a professional. Your only competition should be yourself. You should only be trying to be better than you were the day before. All else is fake competition. Unless you’re on a sports team which presupposes competition and even then, it is a matter of trying to attain excellence. Of course this is just my opinion and might not fit for everyone.

Thanks for reading my blog post and for your interest in A & J PEI Treasures!

As you continue to develop your author life, you will turn from a caterpillar into a butterfly.  Keep reaching for the sky!  What works for one might not work for another.  Be the best you can be.
As you continue to develop your author life, you will turn from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Keep reaching for the sky!

Published by ejstoo

E Jean Simpson, is the author, blogger, podcaster and one of the photographers of A & J PEI Treaures. A & J PEI Treasures is located on Prince Edward Island, Canada. All opinions stated in the Blog Post are my opinions and may not be that of A & J PEI Treasures. We are made up of a husband and wife team and our companion animals. There are a number of things that drew us to the Island…one of which was the natural beauty of the area. We enjoy constructing things and renovations to our place, upcycling, photography, writing, and a simpler lifestyle. Some of our e-books are winners of the Canada Book Awards ( ​​​​​​​Quotes, Poems and Thoughts: With Pictures from Prince Edward Island, Canada, ​​​​​​​Rocky Mountain Memories (Accepted for the 2020 Reader's Choice General Nonfiction- *(Canada Book Award winner​​​​​​​) ​​​​​​​Floral Photography: Hope of Life and for the Future *(Canada Book Award winner ​​​​​​​From the Lens of my Camera: This and That and a Big Black Cat. *(Canada Book Award winner How to Publish an E-book on a Budget of $0: Making your Dreams a Reality The Big Kid’s Magical Path to Numbers (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 1) (Canada Book Award 2020 winner The Big Kid’s Magical Path to The Alphabet (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 2) (Canada Book Award 2020 winner The Big Kid's Magical Path to Shapes in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 3) The Big Kid's Magical Path to Colours in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 4) The Big Kid's Magical Path to Insects in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 5) More to follow! ​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest. E Jean Simpson/Andrew Simpson of A & J PEI Treasures (2019). You can find us at: ​​​​​​​ (Pinterest) (Twitter) (YouTube) (GoodReads) (Amazon) ​​​​​​​ (BookBub) ​​​​​​​ (LinkedIn) (WordPress) New addition, we have podcasts started on Anchor FM and can be found on the following: Anchor (Anchor). Anchor also distributes the podcast to: Breaker Google Podcasts Pocket Casts RadioPublic Spotify Apple iHeart Radio: ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ *(Canada Book Award winner​​​​​​​) is noted on books that won

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