Business Plans in Writing and the Inconsistencies of Life


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I am finally narrowing down how I will plan on doing the whole business side of this writing addiction that I have.  Even with everything I have learned and actually having a plan now, I still have too many questions.  So now it’s the time to just dive in and get things rolling, right?

I mean that’s how I started writing in the first place.  What could go wrong?

Well I won’t know until it does to be honest but hey that’s part of life.  And life is throwing quite a few curveballs this summer.  What goes best with the various personal explosions we all have to deal with at times?  Why regular job type changes on top of that, of course.

When I started this blog, I had great hopes to write a short story at least three times a week while working on my book(s) and still attempt to live a life.  Silly me.

Now I do have a stack of ideas for stories but they don’t lend themselves well to the short story format.  The book(s) are definitely taking up way more of my writing time than I had expected, especially the editing and revisions.  On top of that, more time is spent in mapping out how the story will finish.

Seriously, my brain is constantly going through it and looking at everything and making sure the continuity is correct, that the important questions be answered.  While I’m awake it is going through it, while I’m asleep it keeps going through it.

When I started the Nun with a Gun, it was going to just be a word exercise to play with descriptive techniques.  It is now much larger than that and I am happy about it.

Now trying to divert my brain from the books to focus on it is becoming more difficult as life keeps throwing those curveballs… and I have to make a decision on the whole business side of this endeavor.


Author: jongraylang

Novel Writer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker & occasionally an Actor. Handy with a Sword, Ukulele, and Skis. Author of Nun With a Gun: The Town with No Name, The Matilda, Twistin' Matilda, Black Matilda, and Secret Matilda. Writer of the upcoming Sci-Fi sequel, Waltzing Matilda.

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