Ever Bite Off More Than You Can Chew?

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Sonni Quick

I’m usually working at my computer until late at night, never even getting close to finishing, and I’m trying hard to push back the usual 4 Am or later bedtime so I can get up earlier than 10:30 or so rising. I work in bed on my Nook as soon as I wake with a cup of coffee and wait for the day to kick in and gravitate to my desk…

There are all the things I want to do and all the pesky things I procrastinate doing: pay bills, laundry, clean the toilet type of stuff. Now I also have to fit in digging in the dirt and plant things – my soul therapy as I commune with nature. I LOOOOVE Spring. I’m coming out of hibernation.

I’m at my computer at least 12 hours a day. This is where I’m doing all that chewing. If there were actual calories involved I’d weigh 500 lbs. There’s all the stats to go through and replies to make, blogs to go back and visit and support to give.  Read and learn new things that feed the soul and visit with wonderful people from all over the world. Then there is research to do and ideas to explore, learning how to have a good blog and social media to learn and they are all different. Webinars to watch that teach you things and open your eyes, other author’s to learn from and new blog posts to write – on two blogs. I never write anything in 100 words if I can say it in 1500! And then editing and media to add.
Grand piano animated gif

There is music to play and record. 2 pieces found on this blog if you scroll down, but most is found at My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison (yeah! I’m finally getting the code down to make hyper-links the right way!) The last music I posted there is called Butterfly Hearts I have spent decades honing my craft to play this music I play that I can call my own, and doesn’t sound like anyone else.  Being able to have it heard on the web by so many people is better than any piano bar I ever played in. I couldn’t do this – this style of composing when I was younger. I didn’t have as many life experiences.  One of the best pieces I’ve recorded is called  “Sadness”.  Scroll down until you see a picture of my pregnant daughter and son  Ill fix the link tomorrow. I am going to start another blog, just for the music files to make them easy to play.

There are letters to write to my men in prison , Jamie Cummings and Armando Macias (in San Quentin death row), He wrote the post Life’s Cleaning Rag and three others on Jamie’s blog at the top through the menu called ” The Inhumane Welcoming Society”

But to tie my overburdened day together is finding time to write my book “Inside the Forbidden Outside” about Jamie’s life in the prison system. That’s the most important thing. That is what all this researching and learning how to write is all about. To save a life and then how this life can save others. I don’t let a single day go by that I don’t dedicate it to a cause greater than myself. This is why I cross advertise with myself with the hope you will go over over there, follow that blog, share it with your readers to get word of the book to more people.  Fill out the contact form and join the book email list for any other chapters I post ( 4 are posted during Jamie’s time in solitary confinement ) and to know when it’s done. At this point in my life, being alive when I shouldn’t be, and having the chance to do something I really believe in- let me just say, the hours I am awake have to count for something real and have a lasting effect.

Oh! and go to his facebook page and “like” it. Not only do the numbers count if if try to get an agent, I post more than just his blog posts there. There is a lot of other good content there.   Same wit*

I will reciprocate if I haven’t already.  If you do these things I’ll put you on the top of my Christmas card list !!!

I’ve never written a book and tried to publish it for real. People do it but I’ve had to learn every from scratch with only a burning desire that keeps me fired up all day. And in between all of this I have to promote ways to make money. So thanks for reading. Let me know how I’m doing and if there is anything I could do better. You’re my family!

6 thoughts on “Ever Bite Off More Than You Can Chew?

  1. I’ve had to pull back. I also get up in the AM and start with a cup of coffee. But I have to get out and walk…I try to make myself walk 20 miles a week…and take photographs, both real and digital…it seems as if I could work at the blog 24 hours a day if I let myself…but then I would probably not last very long psychologically…

    I do envy people who can work until four and wake up at ten without winding up in a hospital…LOL

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    1. After a few days of that I crash. I do need to get out more. I work in my garden some every day. I overdid it today. Stood up too much My spine is very unhappy with me. I spend a lot of time laying back on pillows with my Nook. Lady of leisure! Blogs, book, letters, research and SM accounts It never ends..

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      1. Social media. Most of my hits on my blog come from outside wordpress, from search engines like google and bing and from social media accounts which are a pain to keep up. But with the book I’m reading, when it is done I need to tap into a wide circle of people.

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  2. It appears we may be more kindred souls than just family history. We also seem to keep the same dreadful hours! I just wanted to thank you for sharing your song Butterfly Hearts, it’s beautiful! I love the piano, despite being raised by a guitarist. The piano has always pulled at my heart strings more and listening to your song while watching the slideshow of your family on Jamie’s page was even more touching. I’ll be spending more time reading through both of your blogs and hopefully can help perpetuate the positive things you’re doing by sharing them with my own followers! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words. I believe that people cross our paths for a reason. We often don’t stop and look. I look forward to finding out more about you.

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