Reporting on my Monday

Okay, it didn’t go as well as I had hoped, but lofty ambitions are good.

I was able to get the User Manual finished to the best of what I can do. Still waiting on one more image so I can finish it up.

I headed out for a couple hours, as it turned out, to get some resumes dropped off, as I wanted to try to drum up some more clients for my Proofreading biz. I got some contact info for a Nuskin guy, and then headed to Nature’s Sunshine, a big but local herb and health company. I take a massive pile of their herbs every day already, so I know they’re good. It turns out that they are looking for a part time copywriter. So I applied for the job! I would expect to hear back about it, although it’s a little below my current level. The work would be pretty simplistic and the pay ain’t gonna make me millions. But, the thing is, that’s fine. I need the work and the money and I can do good work for them. Hey, maybe I’d get a discount on all the herbs I take…

Then I tried to switch over my Drivers License to Utah, as my current one is from Alaska and it is expiring in a month and a half. I need to renew before it expires, as I don’t want to have to do a driving test. That didn’t happen, because the office here in Provo doesn’t do state switch-overs. Arg. I’ll probably get it done tomorrow, because I plan on taking the older boys out to Orem to do their Spanish School.

So I got back and went right to work on The Mars Betrayal. It’s coming together well; I am still reframing. I didn’t get it all reframed, but I will finish tomorrow. I am now at a point where the chapters that are left are pretty well in sync, but I will tweak tomorrow so it is all seamless and has no more plot holes. Then I will do at least one chapter in it.

This means that today I could not work on my passion project: The Cabin. Arg again. I pray I will be able to make the time tomorrow to do so. I really want to get this done. I will have it done by the end of March. I will. Because I want to have it ready for submission by the middle of May.

But that’s all for now. That sort of outlines my day tomorrow as well, so I will report on how well it goes tomorrow night. By the way, we have been watching Season 4 of the Office online in order to be caught up when it comes back on TV. That show is genius. And, yes I’m a sap, but I really admire how nicely they’re doing the Jim/Pam thing. The show has its heart in the right place. Steve Carell is amazing.

I’m going to be a bestselling author. *Keep telling yourself that.* Okay.

That’s all! Thanks for tuning in.

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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