Setting Daily Goals Helps Me Stay Focused, Braxton John – Fiction

On Wednesdays, I work on my blog.

Today, I have three goals. I need coffee, I need to write this blog post, and I need to get more editing clients. I’m off from my part-time job today, so I can spend the day focusing on my writing and editing business. I’m taking a shower and heading to Bardstown Road. I might text my friend Braxton John to see if he wants to sit down with me over coffee for a bit, or I might just force myself to go out by myself. Either way, it’s early and I need coffee. The buses are more frequent this early in the morning and I’d rather spend the money I’d spend on an Uber on a better latte. (more…)

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I’m Working Part-Time While Building Clients

I figure others who are starting a new editing business, or any other kind of business, may also have another job while they start building clients.

I offer proofreading and editing services for manuscripts, ads, papers, blogs, websites, and lots of other stuff involving words. I’ve also been a blogger for a while. Blogging about my editing business is still something I want to do once its a real source of income. I’m a writer, after all. While I’m working on building clients at my new business, I also work a part-time job to help stabilize my income.

I figure there’s no reason why I can’t start blogging about my editing business now. Why let such a little fact like my business not being all there yet stop me from blogging about it? The answer is I shouldn’t, and neither should anyone. (more…)

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I Didn’t Blog For A Month Because I Almost Got A Client

I took a month off from blogging to focus on my freelance editing business.

Business isn’t exactly booming yet, but there’s been a little activity here and there. I’ve mostly received questions about my services. How much do I charge for freelance editing? What’s considered short? Long? How long does it normally take for what I need? It was a good opportunity to look at the details of what I’ll be doing and re-clarify and reclassify some things. You can see a more focused and detailed page about what editing services I offer here. (more…)

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I Went To the Highlands Fest In Louisville

Last weekend was the Highlands Fest in Louisville, KY.

I’ve never been to this particular festival before, so I met a friend after work and we went. It was mostly a giant cluster of people walking around with their dog leashes in one hand and their beer in the other. There were also live bands. Lepolion Effect was probably the best band I’ve heard live in a while, so hats off to them for some great covers.

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I Found My Favorite Coffee Shop In A New Location, Hidden Behind Construction

Friday, I only had one goal: to switch banks. To do that, I had to get a new photo ID with my new address on it. But I noticed that my favorite coffee place in Louisville, Quills, had opened a new location Downtown. When your favorite coffee place opens a new location in a convenient space, you check it out. It’s just what you do. I halted everything and checked it out.

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