Once in a while, she'd sell them to friends for the cost of materials, but whenever someone asked her why she didn't go into business, she'd say, "Oh, I like doing it, but they take too much time. I'd never get paid enough for the all the work I put in, so I'd rather give them away at cost." As a child, I didn't understand that.
Today, I think I do.
I had a class I wanted to teach, Housekeeping for Writers. I'd planned to teach it through Savvy Authors and was charging $20/person for it. After Savvy takes their cut, that's $10-$15 a person. I taught this at CWCO and it was very well received. However, I only had 5 people register; only 2 of which had paid.
This class is time-intensive for me: two lessons a day posted on the forums, where I'd also take questions, and me spending all day from 8:30-4:30 in the chat room, doing lessons and challenges every hour as we all worked together on Spring Cleaning and developing new habits. For a week. It's just too much work for $50.
Yet, I have had people tell me how much they could use something like this, and to be frank, I was really looking forward to the chat room aspect of challenges and getting together to crow about something as silly as "cleared my desk!"
So here's the deal.
May 14-18, I will be in the CWCO General Chat Room Form 8:30-4:30 Mountain Time. I will not teach lessons, but I will issue a choice of three challenges for the hour, answer questions, offer advice (I'm good at advice!) and be there to crow about all your housekeeping victories with you.
Come join me--for an hour, for a day, for a week. Bring the following:
--A list of what you most need to accomplish.
--Three boxes, bags or baskets (LARGE). We will be cutting clutter.
--Something to write about. Some hours will be a writing challenge.
Every bottom of the hour (8:30, 9:30, etc) I will issue a challenge. The goal is PROGRESS not necessarily completion. Each challenge will be about 20 minutes long. I will take questions, etc for 15--be ready to bring your own tips and ideas, too. Then we'll go do a challenge and come back and celebrate.
It won't be a full class, so no one is under any obligation, but it will be a chance to get together, work together, and have some fun.
I think that's part of what my mom wanted, too--to keep what she was doing fun. I hope I see some of you there.