and musings by Anthony Gagliardo
Hello Fan-Nites, I hope all is well with every one of you. And you can see I am not done with the article or editorial as promised. It is taking longer than I realized. What I am continuing to do is ask independent publishers on how they publish, print and distribute. I want to see if everyone is going to the same source. How it is done in California might be different in other parts of the good old US of A
Being that as it may, I was wondering how all our members juggle between their passion for print and working. To those who are making a living at it already please advise us so that we may do the same. Right now I am juggling home management and writing three stories and trying to get an AA degree. This is tough and time management is difficult. I couldn’t even begin how to describe my day. Looking back it seems like a lot of nothing. This nothing is occupying most of my time, unbelievable. It’s like going on the freeway or expressway driving like you’re in the school zone. “Hurry up and take your time.” It is that kind of feeling.
I know, I know. We should take baby steps in completing our tasks. We should set short-term goals. In that way our long-term goals will be finished one baby step at a time. Okay so now the problem is which is more important to what is urgent. What’s the difference? What is important is to take care of yourself and your family by providing a roof over their head and to do what we love to do. What is urgent is to make sure we have a roof over our head and to pay bills so that we have time to do what we love to do. You see how it sounds similar but different. I think you get my meaning. Eventually we will get this time management working. Well, I will get it working. You probably have it working already. I should be learning from you guys.
For those of us who need it, the goal is to finish short-term goals that lead to finishing the long-term goal. The long-term goal is to finish the project be it a comic or novel. The short-term goals are to finish small projects that make the big project. There is the script, editing, artwork/illustrations, proof reading, ready for print, printing finished project, distributorship, giving out free samples to proposed fans and merchants. Wow there is a lot of small baby steps here. To those of us who are trying, at least we are doing that. To those who are following through and have published distributed their passion, excellent. Teach us so that we may learn too. Thank you to those who we have learned from and continually learning. Take care and see next time. As always Interfan Rules!
Anthony T. Gagliardo The People’s Editor
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