Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Monday, December 19, 2011

And the Plot Thickens

There really isn't a plot. There is a plan though. My business plan. I'm currently in the process of fixing up the business plan I wrote Friday to send to the grants people. If I'm very lucky, they'll decide to award me with a small business grant, and then I can buy the equipment and get started.

I'm not sure what the turn around time for the grant is, so I might not be prepared to launch in January. I might be. Who knows? In any case, the blog will be moved January.

In the mean time, I have a whole whack of stuff to learn about marketing and business and so forth, so I'll also be doing a whole bunch of research.

Which means, I won't be writing today. Or this week, probably. And with next week on holidays, I won't be getting back to writing at all until January... and by then, hopefully everything would have settled down.

I'm very busy, but not busy writing. I think that might be a good thing. It lets me think and generate ideas and doing a different kind of work is really very restive.

Well, I should go and actually start work. Have a fantastic Monday everyone!


A kind of leprosy.
- John Brand's Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth and Caithness, 1883


A day before the exhibition of painting on which exhibitors may retouch and varnish their pictures already hung. A private view of paintings before public exhibition. [From the French word vernis, varnish.]
- Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1928

Varnishing-day, a day before the opening of a picture exhibition, on which exhibitors have the privilege of retouching their pictures on the walls.
- William Whitney's Century Dictionary, 1889


Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

The whole business process sounds like a plot in itself: suspense, disappointments, and victories. Hang in there!


Pam Asberry said...

Like you, I have been busy doing everything but writing. But I have no doubt that we are doing exactly what needs to be done. What an exciting time this is, eh?

S.M. Carrière said...

Thanks, Debbie! It is quite stressful, actually. Hopefully the disappointments will be few enough. I think I can manage this though. It's totally worth the work.

Pam, I think you must be right. I feel like I'm on the correct path right now. I'm terrified and excited and terrified...