Archive for February, 2012

February 21 – 66,104 Words


Recently, I was asked, “Kerry, what do you do every day?”

Fortunately, I had thought about this before and had my answer ready, because I often ask myself that same question. I’ve written in one of my previous posts about my belief to make every day productive so that I deserve my sleep and rest at night. Please understand this is my personal exercise, and not something I would push on anyone else. And I don’t address this every day, or night, either. For me it is just a pursuit worth achieving.

Anyway, back to that question. My answer depends on who is asking the question. Because I’m not going to tell a potential copywriting client that I’m learning how to play the didgeridoo, or that I’m on a 10-day detox. And when asked by an old acquaintance, I’m not going to give them my 30-second elevator pitch.

But I started thinking that maybe many of you wonder what I do every day. So if you were to ask, this would be my reply (or something similar).

I spend most days developing my right brain and trying to repress my left brain, as it has always dominated my life. I spend a lot of time on the computer, writing, researching, keeping in touch with others, and working on my website(s). I am writing Three Sisters Exclusive with Scrivener on my pc. I’m also writing copy for Tony’s website ( and the content for, which will soon be live. I am constantly researching the publishing and copywriting industries. I also collect information for, which has been on the back burner for a while.  Keeping in contact with my family is crucial to my well-being. If I don’t have contact with each one at least once a week, I go into withdrawal.  While my writing helps develop the right side of my brain, doing craft work nourishes it and keeps it strong. So I spend at least an hour every day working on needlework of some kind.

Just trying to make the most, with what I’ve been given. Right now, that is peace and quiet.

“Love of the Love”

February 16 – 65,508 Words

February 14 – 64,405 Words

More than counting words

Today, is the 10th of February. I should have an additional 10,000 words. But I don’t. I only have an additional 7,549 to be exact.

As each day has gone by and I haven’t achieved my goal I am more and more disappointed in myself. I feel like I’m letting down everyone supporting me and cheering me on. And that bothers me a lot. I’ve shared how bad it makes me feel with some around me, because that is one of the things I do.

I talk out my troubles. Whatever is bothering me gets aired and shaken in the wind aplenty.  My family will readily agree with this. This morning I called my sister and was sharing with her how stressed I was feeling, and mad at myself. She suggested that I write about it, and that idea lodged itself firmly in my cranium. I couldn’t wait to sit down at the keyboard and see what would come together. … Continue reading

February 9 – 63,375 words

February 8 – 62,307 words

February 7 – 61,353

February 6 – 60,260 words

Well, today was a fiasco when it came to writing. One reason is because I downloaded a software program to help keep my manuscript organized. I am not writing it in sequential order. Quite often I need to reference another passage, and it has become time consuming and frustrating to scroll through the 70+ pages. Scriviner is made for lengthy documents and I can tell it will be a huge help. Plus it formats for the Kindle and other eReaders.

And I was also on the phone and in communication a lot with my family. I have a new granddaughter, Ivy May.

Peace comes with knowing we’ve done the best with what we’ve been given.

February 5 – 59,743 words

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