Sitting here cuddled with the puppies (*grown dogs, but shh, we don’t acknowledge that) drinking my first cup of coffee, contemplating the month of chaos before me. I had asked some fellow bloggers and writers to put together some posts to share with you during this period of chaos. Thankfully some have obliged.
We are trekking this Spring and Summer.
If you aren’t aware of the Passport program (https://www.eparks.com/product/22515/Passport-To-Your-National-Parks®/) of the National Parks, I highly suggest you look it up.
So far I have filled up one section of my passport in a region. Several places I forgot my passport and had to get the stamp on a separate piece of paper! Which is fine, those are added pages! I am collecting visits to National Parks. That’s become my “thing.”
I am even buying T-shirts and spending enough on doodads to get the free shopping tote bag, too. It is all in support of the National Parks, so I don’t feel a bit guilty at all.
Besides the inked hand stamp, there are postage stamps as well. That was news to me, but then, I am not a stamp collector. I mention this for those who have always thought about collecting stamps, but never got started, this might be a place to begin.
My Summer hope is that I finish writing a story I am determined to publish this year, dabble a little on another picture book I want to publish next year, and yes, the big adventure, too.
I putting together a Patreon account. Patreon lets you pay to support a creative talent and get some stuff in return. The honest truth is that I am losing money doing this writing thing. While there are sales, there is still more expense than income. So, in order to keep doing this, I started looking at ways to try to break even.
Breaking out of my shell of “what if fear” and getting on the train that already left the station – being a business. That is to include learning a few magic tricks while working on my own stage fright to become my husband’s assistant.
Call 2018 the year of adventure. It sure it turning out that way!