I am a woman, a writer, who cannot seem to live without being a part of the book industry. In the last year...my life, career, and every minute of my day has begun to revolve around it.
Waking up: Heading first to start coffee and then to the computer. Plugging in phone, because you forgot to charge it the night before because you were on it until you passed out. It’s time to start the day and that begins with checking emails in your multiple email accounts, because this is necessary. To have a business account and then a personal account and if you’re in my shoes, you end up having 2 personal emails because one has become so bogged down with ads. The other is just for those important things. Then a couple of business emails. For me it pertains to my design and PA business, and then another for the Publishing biz. Everything has to be kept separate so I can keep myself organized. That’s the way I like it.
Following that is visiting all social media networks to see what has been going on since I’ve slept, because those 5-8 hours that I missed, I could have missed a lot. There’s usually some missed.
Either way, I know we all have our routines when it comes to being writing obsessed. Some of those things are doing anything else besides writing because our characters are being nags. (As I commented on in my previous blog article). I know I don’t write nearly as much as I should, but I can’t get out of the writing industry, never would I want to.
If I’m not writing, I’m usually reading (for my upcoming blog article reviews of books and interviews, or for my publishing company), setting up designs for logos or book covers (for my book cover design business), if not that- then I’m working on social media posts for my clients. I now offer to assist authors as a Personal Assistant with graphics design to create covers, teasers, website/social media/blog blocks- I offer website/social media/blog creation and updates. Plus, I offer help with finding a target audience and other projects. Just doing what I can to help those authors that need assistance in furthering their writing career.
I know how much time is used during the day: all of it, and I know that it is difficult to find that time, so I try to offer mine. It’s something I enjoy. I can’t stay away from any part of it. My days are spent lost in books and I am grateful to have this time to do so.
Tiffany Heiser is the owner of Tiffany Heiser Graphics & Fyre and Brimestone Publishing. She is a self-taught graphic artist, an author, publisher, & a loving mom.