Monday Coffee

It’s late – I know it. I’ve just finished my latest assignment and my brain feels like it’s about to explode. Rhyming slants and iambic pentameter beats are oozing out of my pores instead of the rich smell of coffee granules, ground and filtered through steaming water into our awaiting coffee cups.

Monday has been very busy. Mailshots had to be sent out for my Writers’ Club, which is starting this Friday, Business admin had to be taken care of before another week passed with it staring at me from the to-do list. The good news is that I actually have students signed up for the club. I hope to attract more once they settle back into the school routine and more schools offer the opportunity for a club to their students.

Who said quitting your job meant you could stay home and watch daytime television? Certainly not me! I have more jobs to complete than when I was at work? Go figure. There light at the end of the tunnel is knowing that I can expand my writing capabilities and utilise them across different areas whilst hopefully earning a decent living doing so. All it requires is hard work. So, I’m rolling up my sleeves and trying not to look at my bank account in the meantime.

In all honesty, the dream is still there, all sparkly and bright, but sometimes the hard slogging to make it a reality makes it feel like an insurmountable mountain I can’t climb. There are good days and there are very bad days. I take my hat off to those of you who have already made the jump – you are heroes in my book. Till I reach the other side, or even get halfway, I think I will be hanging on the moral support of my friends and family to keep going. Self doubt is the worst offender. It creeps in during the midnight hour when I lie awake thinking of all the tasks I need to do and all the financial hardship we might endure if I fail. Silencing that negative voice gets harder as you push further into the murky waters of the unknown possibilities of making money through writing. It does for me anyway.

Enough of that negativity! This is my quality time to catch up with you and find out what you have been doing with yourself over the past few months since I last stopped by for a coffee. Feel free to add your links or share your stories in the comments box.

Cheers! Here’s to the future and more coffee meet ups on a more regular basis.


15 responses to “Monday Coffee

  1. Thank you for the coffee, Eloise. I am willing you on πŸ’œ

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  2. Eloise! You are on the way! Yes, you will not believe what you learn along the way, the things you need to do, but there are so many people who are willing to share. So keep your pekker up. Keep that smile on your face as you ‘slog’. My ideas come to me in the shower. When I can’t sleep because of all the thoughts going through my mind, and when myh meditation exercise is just not calming those thoughts, I just have to get up and write them down. It will all come together … perseverance, hard work, belief in yourself … and there you have it. Loving what you are doing. Those pennies and pounds will come rolling in soon, I’m sure. I’ve still got a phone call to you on my ‘To Do’ … and will do so in time. Love and hugs xx

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  3. “Who said quitting your job “… OK, I guess I somehow missed it… Or maybe I read it and said, “nice” and then forgot? Workign for yourself can be a LOT more work than working for someone else. I hope you have a great week!

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  4. Keep it up Eloise were all sending you good luck and success wishes store those to fuel you for the task ahead. ❀

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  5. I’m looking forward to hearing how it all goes Eloise!

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  6. Don’t even think about failure!
    You are a brilliant writer with a great mind and you are very well organised. Your greatest weakness is that you lack faith in yourself but you have taken a bold step forward, so you DO have courage.
    I have every faith in you. I know you well enough to be sure that you WILL succeed.
    And, if there is anything that I can do to help you towards your inevitable success, you only have to ask.
    Bonne chance mon ami!

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