Friday, September 25, 2009

Loads Of Admin Work To Do. Bleh!!

If you watch Kwanda, the community makeover show, please send me a short review of the TV programme? I will publish it on the Kwanda sites, and provide link backs to your site.

I also welcome stories and tips on how you stay faifthful to your partner, or how you dealt with the challenge if and when your partner cheated on you. Those stories are published on the OneLove web site, in the category of Real Stories.

Loads of Admin Work To Do. Bleh!!

I'd promised myself to take a bit of rest today, but I still have a whole lot of stuff to catch up on. I've come to appreciate in the past couple of weeks that I'm very good at writing articles and posts and copy, and updating sites and promoting and moderating, but I'm terrible with admin work, which is the engine that keeps the business moving. I keep telling myself - write one more story, then do the admin. And before I know it, the day is over and the work is not done and I'M NOT SORRY. He!

So I'm behind on:

* A client proposal/quote
* A six-month report on a project
* A monthly report
* A report on media liaison activities done in past couple of months and a plan for the next six months

Obviously I give a lot of thought on how to effectively manage the sites and keep the content and traffic churning. Still, clients do need the paperwork that tells money people that work is actually getting done. Grrrrrrrrr!!!

Question: Do you struggle to do the admin work that is related to your writing craft/business. If so, how do you motivate yourself to actually get it done?

And on to more fun things

Baby was still very young when the Harry Potter craze first took over my part of the world. Now that she's 11, she has become very curious about what the books were about.

Not that she hasn't seen some of the movies, but as she says, "movies leave out a lot of details, and sometimes they tell a slightly different story."

I wasn't a fan - much preferred Lord of The Rings actually, so I bought her the collection. Thank God for ebooks, which were way cheaper. I couldn't have afforded printed copies.

So Baby began reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on Wednesday. And she's so absorbed in the book; has been so quiet, sometimes I wonder if there is a kid in this house.

P.S. She loved Anne of Green Gables.

Baby: Why did they set the book in such a strange old era?
Me: They didn't set the book in the past. The book was published way back when, and the setting was modern then.
Baby: Oh wow! You should consider writing a modern version of this story. I bet girls today would still like it, but they need stuff to relate to. Like using cellphones and the Internet, instead of having to walk all the way to someone's house or have these funny signals if you want to tell them something.

I think that might take away some of the charm of the story? So a writer would have to be very talented to attempt it.


Tamara said...

Ja, I wouldn't want anyone messing with Anne. But then again, the ever-popular teen flick 10 Things I Hate About You was loosely based on Shakespear's The Taming of the Shrew and that worked really well, so you never know.

I am ALWAYS behind on admin. I dream of being able to hire someone else to do it for me one day ;-)

Btw, one of the other blogs I read mentioned OneLove the other day. The writer doesn't get the TV ad, and neither do I, actually. Any chance you could explain it?

Damaria Senne said...

Ja, what a luxury; having enough money to hire admin.

Thanks for the referral to the hairtoday blog. Will go there; try to explain the advert.

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