Contrary to popular belief, I’m really *not* as organised as I seem. I need tools and apps and everything to stay as ‘on top’ of everything that I do. Which, in some cases is a real shame – my ‘spontaneous, got room to actually *write* stuff is much better than the stuff I write on a schedule. Problem being, all I know now is schedule. Work is hectic, and will remain so until I find the balance between book sales and copywriting. I don’t think, to be honest, that there’s ever going to be a day, week, or month where I’m not willing to continue copywriting. Aside from the fact that I get to write about so many interesting things (such as, I know more about plaster than anyone should if they can’t actually *plaster* ) that I don’t think I’ll ever quit working for Apple Copywriting as an SEO copywriter but it’d be nice to be able to look at my fiction and find that all the work I’ve put in actually amounts to something – and I’m not talking money necessarily.
So, once again, I’m looking at ‘yet more discipline’. It means closing email and Facebook more – writing more and as fast as I can instead of procrastinating over articles, and teaching myself to get through my copywriting faster, but I think I can do it. Ultimately, the books are going to go towards extending our family, paying for the projects I can’t afford to do yet, and of course, our wedding, so there’s no pressure, honest.
Kai’s book, Glass Block, is due out in August
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Kai is a writer, author and avid reader. A mental health advocate, Ludosport athlete and coder. She’s the mother of two young adults, owned by two cats, and lives with her beloved in the Cotswolds.