This week I am expanding my office.
I mean, I am taking over the house.
In my studio, I have two desks. They are covered with works-in-progress and packing materials for mailing projects to magazines.
The desk in the office nook is covered with my photo-taking set-up for Etsy jewelry.
And so the last place I can take over (before I start going into bedrooms and bathrooms and other places where a certain toddler likes to hang out) is the dining room table.
I’m constantly submitting proposals for articles and magazine columns. Sometimes these proposals are accepted, and often they are not—due to a whole lot of reasons, many of which are outside my control. Yes, even if it’s a really really really good idea, it might not fit the magazine for a lot of different reasons. So when my last column idea was turned down, I thought—hmmmm, I think I will not submit it to another magazine, but offer it as an e-course next year on my site. And so the fun began…writing, art journaling, taking photos, formatting mini-articles.
At this stage, I’m planning that the class will be 6 lessons, each one incorporating art journaling and creativity-boosting exercises. So this week I’m following a piece of scheduling advice I heard on a podcast the other day and back-tracking to make sure I schedule deadlines for each of the parts (writing, photography, formatting PDFs, filming video) so I get it all done on time and as stress-free as possible. I cannot tell you how happy this project makes me!