The Glamorous Life of a Writer

It seems I always end up on the most difficult path in any endeavor except, ironically, when I’m literally on a path. But even I was surprised when I accomplished all this stuff over the course of five days …

• videotaped and edited six videos (including wardrobe and jewelry changes!)

• posted them to the Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle YouTube channel

• tested and finalized a dozen or so recipes (finally perfecting the Guinness Ice Cream!)

• revamped and reformatted Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle Cookbook #1

• compiled all the recipes in Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle Cookbook #2

• created a Just Desserts compilation cookbook

• created a compilation cookbook from Cookbooks #1 and #2

• made internal hyperlinks in the appropriate places in all 4 cookbooks (so when people are reading them and I refer to a related blog post or video or website, they can click the live link and be taken there … right on their Kindle!)

• bookmarked and hyperlinked each recipe to the Table of Contents in all 4 cookbooks (so when people want to go from the Table of Contents directly to a specific recipe, they just need to click on the name of the recipe in the TOC)

• searched line by line for extra spaces, tabs and hard returns in all 4 cookbooks

• wrote marketing copy for all 4 cookbooks

• agonized over where to set the prices

• created covers for all 4 cookbooks (luckily I have a theme going, so all the covers are similar)

• uploaded all 4 titles to Kindle

• added all the new covers to the Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle Facebook page

The truly remarkable thing about all that? I didn’t know how to do 95% of it nine months ago.

What can you do now that you couldn’t do a year ago?

0 thoughts on “The Glamorous Life of a Writer

  1. Jessie

    And you’ve still had time to have long-ish phone conversations with me! Have you been sleeping at all?


  2. beckycc

    Yes, Jessie … but I still heard every word you said.

    MJ … it’s so gratifying when people rise to the occasion to stroke my ego when I demand it. YOU rock on!


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