30 March 2012

Lately I’ve been reading books that are written to help me market and sell my books. They are all helpful and yet they are all not. It’s nice to know what I’m supposed to do and how I’m supposed to do it, but those books seem to be like they are for businesses that are clear. I am my business, me a person. I’m not a cupcake store or a grocery store. How do I sell myself?

 

Musings.

Ariel Ceylan

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30 March 2012

Lately I’ve been reading books that are written to help me market and sell my books. They are all helpful and yet they are all not. It’s nice to know what I’m supposed to do and how I’m supposed to do it, but those books seem to be like they are for businesses that are clear. I am my business, me a person. I’m not a cupcake store or a grocery store. How do I sell myself?

 

Musings.

Ariel Ceylan

Bum. Bum. Bum. Another one Bites the Dust.

Bum. Bum. Bum. Another One Bites the Dust.

Guess who finished the first draft of her eighth book? THIS CHICK! Now all I have to do is perfect it…That won’t be too hard…

1) Get 5+ short stories into magazines.
2) Finish writing my book. (This needs to be done!)
3) Finish my fanfiction. (I’ve been writing this since the summer. It needs to be done!)
4) Write a screenplay
5) Get an INTERNSHIP!
6) Get a job (bleh)

Wait. Nope. That’s gunna be hard, but I like hard, so I’ll do it anyway.

Check in later,
Ariel Ceylan

11 January 2012

And another resolution has been achieved!

1) Get 5+ short stories into magazines.
2) Finish writing my book. (This needs to be done!)
3) Finish my fanfiction. (I’ve been writing this since the summer. It needs to be done!)
4) Write a screenplay
5) Get an INTERNSHIP!
6) Get a job (bleh)

It’s a really great feeling accomplishing what you set out to do. I got a job as a dance instructor (jazz and hip-hop) at my college. I’m glad about that. I’m going to see if I can be a dance instructor at other local colleges or libraries. If you have any ideas, send them my way.

I have four more accomplishments to achieve before I complete my list of 2012 resolutions…then I’ll need to make up more!

Best,
Ariel Ceylan

6 January 2012

Yes!

I just finished one of the items on my list of resolutions!

1) Get 5+ short stories into magazines.
2) Finish writing my book. (This needs to be done!)
3) Finish my fanfiction. (I’ve been writing this since the summer. It needs to be done!)
4) Write a screenplay
5) Get an INTERNSHIP!
6) Get a job (bleh)

Yes, I finished writing my fanfiction, TODAY! It was hard. I have 46 chapters out in that story (it’s called Wyrmling and it’s a Naruto fanfic). The last five chapters I posted today. It was nothing short of intense.

This got me thinking about New Year Resolutions. Just about everybody I know say that they’re going to do something, start and two days later stop. I guess that those resolutions aren’t really resolutions, then. They’re more like…daydreams. It’s something that someone would like to do, but has no real plan of implementing or sustaining it. When it’s a resolution, that means that someone has a plan to do something and not stop until the task is completed.

Maybe I’m wrong….but then again, maybe I’m not…

Ariel Ceylan

2012 Resolutions

I have a handful of things I want to get done this year.

1) Get 5+ short stories into magazines.
2) Finish writing my book. (This needs to be done!)
3) Finish my fanfiction. (I’ve been writing this since the summer. It needs to be done!)
4) Write a screenplay
5) Get an INTERNSHIP!
6) Get a job (bleh)

What do you want to do this year?

Ariel Ceylan