Okay, so I was thinking last night about my whole data situation and how this happens at least every two years or so.
This whole problem could be avoided if I lowered my output. If I stuck to my hour-two hours at night after the day job and catch as catch can on weekends, this wouldn’t happen. All my stuff would be safely sitting on my laptop Gertie.
I did try that.
Unfortunately, I do my best work when I have multiple streams of creation. My moods are shifty and my brain power tends to wax and wane. I think a lot of that is a result of my formative baby writer years were all about me churning out EVERYTHING because I was still working so hard on figuring out what I really wanted to write.
So while I know how to make this not a thing I’d have to deal with outside of hardware failure, I don’t think I’d be doing my best work if I limit how much I write.
So I take the chance.
In other news.
While I am recovering I’ve hit a couple of personal writerly milestones recently.
I’ve had some donated/sold work about body politics sent off into academia. In a you are my expert, let me give you money kind of way. That is pretty great.
I have two pitches out to big swing magazines.
I have tentatively worked out how to get out my first writing lesson/class.
The main hold up with the writing instruction is that most of the sites people use to sell their classes I just don’t have the start up money. I don’t have a good camera for video. I just don’t have the resources to do things in the way my research has found that it is done.
I thought I had a shot at teaching through another site, but I think because of my day job schedule and inability to do phone meetings that went off.
I am working on it. I think I have it figured out.
Setback or no, I am on that mother fucking grind.
This is Be That Shit University.
This is Write that Shit.
This is how I survive.
Now my current plan is to get my pitches together to send to the big swing things. Write like a motherfucker.
Work on writing classes.
Perhaps, submit some fucking poetry.
Be That Shit University is now in session.