July 25th, 2018

You thought I was finished, eh?

You thought, “Yup, twenty three posts. She’s runnin’ on fumes now,” and wrote me off as a goner. That’s cool. Given my long track record of flaking out on projects, I can’t really hold your doubt against you.

Allow me to counter, however, with this:


Because look out everybody, here comes Good Morning, World #24.

Life gets crazy sometimes, but I’m determined to build my blog presence. Why? Because I want to be a writer. I WILL ALWAYS want to be a writer. Fuck that, I am a writer. I just need to start making a more regular stream of income from my efforts, which means posting on my self-titled blog every day.

I’ve got plenty of projects in the works. I’ve got my edits back on my paranormal romance novella, “Warmth,” I have a couple of editing projects to square away, and I need to finish the outline for my paranormal romance series, “Blood of the Witch.”

Plus, I need to blog every day.

Also, I need to write at least one article on medium per week.

And be a mom, and be a wife, and maybe get some half-way decent sleep a few nights a week, if that’s in the cards.

I need to work harder. My follow-through has not been nearly as thorough as I would like to be. Freelance editing throws a monkey wrench into the works, because I have to keep checking my inbox to make sure I don’t have any surprise editing/writing projects due in a few days.

How are you, World? What are you working on?


xoxo Liv

14 replies to “July 25th, 2018

  1. Hello, Liv! I know better than to count you out of anything! Maybe it took you a while, but welcome back! Remember what I said about goals. It’s OK to change them as you go. And I’m sure you’ve been taking care of more pressing issues. Never forget to keep your priorities in order. I somehow think you’ve gotten better at that, which would be why you haven’t been here for awhile. And that’s OK!

    Maybe you don’t need to work harder, but just work smarter. Guess where I got that from? But it works. Instead of trying to work on several projects every day, pick one and work on it for a couple of days at a time. I think you would accomplish more because you’d be focused on one project for a couple of days at a time instead of all of them every day. Make sense? Well, it may or may not for you.

    I hope all is going well for you. It’s great to have you back, but please remember we will understand if you miss a couple days here and there.

    Have a good evening,


    1. Hi Bill! I like your idea about only conquering one project per day or so. I find that I often fragment my energies between tasks, and in doing so, my efforts also deteriorate in their impact. Working smarter, not harder, is definitely the way to go. I think working under the ol’ goose’s wing really made me learn to appreciate finishing one project before starting another! Once you start cleaning that cappucino machine, you gotta finish cleaning the cappocino machine, haha. Thanks for popping in! πŸ™‚


  2. It’s tough being a writer, especially when life gets in the way. There are so many projects you want to work on, plus family, other hobbies, marketing/networking, and on and on. Good job hanging in there! I hope you’re able to find your rhythm! (Of course when you do, something new will pop up to throw you off…)


    1. Absolutely! Thank you for the comment. Here’s to setting sail on the writing seas, no matter the weather πŸ™‚


  3. Hi Olivia,

    I saw your twitter post from Chappaqua. Feel free to get in touch with me if you wish. I knew your brother.



    1. Hi Alanna,

      Thank you so much for getting in touch with me. You can contact me privately via my email, at oliviagketterer@gmail.com. For privacy reasons, I’ll delete these comments once I hear from you.

      Thank you, I really appreciate you reaching out.



  4. Good luck with all your projects, Liv. My top tip – writing and publishing full-length fiction takes effort. If you’re blogging every day, you’re diverting effort away from that. Daily blogging will help you make friends and build an online presence, but it will still mean fewer books written.


    1. You would think so! But strangely, my word count has skyrocketed since I started blogging. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but once I burn out on one project for the day, I just switch to the other. Lol


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