I had dental surgery this week (it was scheduled, not an emergency). It presented a serious opportunity for me to actually listen to my body and to not push.
The first day was easy. I felt like crap and I couldn’t do anything. I spent the entire day sitting on my butt, reading a little, playing games on my phone, listening to podcasts, napping, yada.
The second day was more difficult. I felt so much better. However, I was also aware that this was a potential trap. I gave my sweetie permission to sit on me if I tried to do too much. And I was mostly good.
The third day (today) I’m doing okay. Not great, but okay. The swelling’s gone down further, but I’m sleepy and spacy.
Every time before this, whenever I’ve had major work done on my teeth, I’ve ended up with a hell of an infection.
This time, I started taking an antibiotic before the surgery. I’m also much healthier than I’ve ever been before. So yay! No infection! (Also, Yay! No Migraine! Not even a headache. Which is surprising, as I’ve always at the very least developed a headache after major dental work.)
However, antibiotics make me sleepy and spacy. I’m not tracking well. So it becomes even more important that I pay attention and not try to do too much.
In that vein, this is a short blog post. But I wanted to get one out, and I wanted to quickly mention that I’m in a bundle! Yes! The 2018 Write Stuff bundle, curated by Kris Rusch.
My “Business Planning for Professional Publishers” book is in this bundle. It’s part of the Business for Breakfast series.
This book is a little different than the others in the series. It has, uhm, let’s just say lots of Voice.
Despite having run successful businesses for years, I’d never been able to develop a business plan.
I finally realized that ALL those books about doing business planning were for people who actually liked spreadshits. (No, that’s not a typo.)
If you’re an artist, or any type of creative, most of those business books are not for you.
What I’ve tried to do in this book (as well as the rest of the series) is to take those business concepts and translate them into language that an artist can understand.
In this book, I made several breakthroughs, which made me realize how many years I’d been blocked by those assholes who thought they spoke to me.
I was really, really pissed off when I wrote this book.
My sweetie did edit the book for me before I released it, so there are fewer fucks in the final manuscript.
However, the method I came up with for creating and regularly updating a business plan may work for you. It does work for me – it’s a couple years later and I’m still following it. (Which, when I realized it, shocked the hell out of me.)
So if you’re interested in an artist’s perspective of how to go about business planning, pick up this book. However, the bundle is a great deal, so I’d just go ahead and splurge on the whole thing.
But you better hurry—like all good things, this bundle won’t be here forever.