Monday, April 8, 2019

Just Keep Swimming, Um, I Mean Writing

So, yeah, here we are at a new month. I do feel the tide turning a bit as it comes to my exhaustion and executive functioning. Maybe the arrival of Spring will help me finish up Folds in Life and Death. *crosses fingers*

I still have the same goals as last month. Finish writing "Paper Faces" and then editing it after my critique partner reads it. Proofread the collection. I'm going to hold off on the paperback book a bit, though. My day job is letting me learn Photoshop, so I want to use it to create the paperback cover, which I will do after I take a six-week introductory class in Photoshop.

So I might be able to get Folds in Life and Death out in the next few weeks. Maybe. We'll see.

What are your April goals?

Oh, I do want to share something with you. The class I'm taking is from a site called They have so many different colleges and classes to choose from. The prices are reasonable too. I'm doing mine through Virginia Western Community College, which I attended just after high school. The classes don't count as credits, but they will appear on transcripts. I'm hoping work will pay for the two Photoshop ones, but I also want to do the American Sign Language class, one on introductory drawing, and one on doing research as a writer.

Have you tried any classes on ed2go before or something like that?

First Quarter Stats
~ January - March ~
0 words written
24,090 words edited
14,957 friends' words edited


L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm glad you are continuing with that story from Parallels.

I've used Photoshop for over 15 years and still don't know enough to do a full cover. At least not a good one. LOL

Natalie Aguirre said...

Hope you meet your goals. The classes sound interesting but I don't enough time as it is to write. Hope they help you.

Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine said...

Good luck with your goals and dealing with exhaustion. I know how that goes, so make sure to take it slow and listen to your body.

Cathy Keaton said...

The exhaustion thing... exhaustion is my whole life. The fact that you still have writing goals during this time of difficulty is great. I'm struggling to get much writing done this year, too, but I still have my goals. I'm just writing whenever I can, here and there. I heard of a scientist who wrote books that way while so ill he couldn't even get out of bed. He's making me look bad, lol...

Gwen Gardner said...

I wish I could take a photoshop class and learn how to do graphics and such. It would come in so handy. Good for you, Cherie!

Loni Townsend said...

I hope Spring helps! That's awesome about the classes. I haven't looked at ed2go before, but I do love self-paced learning!

Mark said...

Just keep swimming indeed! Taking classes is always cool too, although I have to make sure my kids' homework gets done first these days ;)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Best wishes with your goals!
I have taken a few classes with Edx - both on superheroes. I really liked those.

Amy Keeley said...

Ha! Now I have Dori's voice stuck in my head. Funny and inspirational. Thank you. :)

Good luck with your Photoshop class and with your covers. Studying what's required in your genre, or what's "hot," only goes so far if you don't know how to use the tools that are best for you. I use GIMP, but I've been very intrigued by the Photoshop tutorials I've seen online. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

emaginette said...

Thanks for the link. I must check it out. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Haven't heard of that educational site but I'm passing it on to some younger folks I know.