I’m horribly distracted today.
I’m waiting to hear about a job – fingers crossed.
I’ve been working with Lori to make the audio file from our webinar user friendly – that solution took an hour phone call and about the same in fiddling with converting a .wav file to an .mp3. After a search I found Switch Audio File Converter on Download.com.
A conversation with Ralph Chaney about videos helped me also understand that I needed to reduce somewhat the quality of the mp3 in order to make it a good size for downloading and hearing.
The other part of the conversation with Ralph concerned my video class called Getting Your Book Written With Vision & Spirit. I did a trail run on the class awhile back and folks had trouble downloading – the solution is probably to make them private on YouTube or, perhaps even better, use Amazon Simple Storage.
Amazon S3 as it’s known, is a bit techie and I need to spend some time reading and experimenting.
Sigh, so I’m distracted.
It happens to freelance writers and other freelancers – heck, it happened when I had a regular job too – but usually I had to pretend I was working on whatever.
Today I’ve decided to work through the tech stuff today. Maybe I can get it all out of my hair for awhile.
Oh wait, there’s the upgrade to Simple:Press – the free software behind the 5 Buck Forum. It’s one of those major upgrades that requires backing up, re-installing, and hoping we don’t lose anything… plus… oh I could go on, but I won’t get it all done today. I don’t have the head to do it all.
Why don’t I hire someone to do this sort of thing? It’s on the list, believe me.
Actually, I enjoy being distracted from the writing from time-to-time. It’s not quite the same as taking a day off, but when I get back to writing later today or tomorrow, I will be tickled with all that I got done.
What distracts you from your writing?