The Downside of Being Self-Employed

Let’s Get Working

I love being self-employed, and yet, I have to admit that sometimes I get an idea for a new project and go headlong into creating it before I have the last one completed, or at least up and running smoothly.

In April I started a Patreon Community. Then I went on a three week vacation before I had fully learned how to manage my channel. When I got back I did a bit of work promoting it, but then I got the fantastic idea to create an online class.

I have to admit, I’m having a hard time juggling those two projects in addition to my blog and podcast duties. 

It wouldn’t be so bad if I had an assistant who could help me keep up with social media promotion of all I do, but I’m a one person workforce and that’s not good.

Even so, I am excited about both my Patreon Community and the new class I’m creating. It’s titled “Saving the World One Story at a Time.” It’s going to be on Ûdemy. I’m doing the set up of my landing page already and have some episodes video taped, though I may have to do that again. I sent a test video and there were a couple of minor issues, which are easy to fix, but still, I don’t want the problems they pointed out on any of the video lesson segments.

Maybe I get bored once something is running smoothly. After two years of producing Story-Power, I’m glad I have a year’s worth of recordings ready to edit. I can take a long break from recording and learn new things with both Patreon and the Ûdemy class.

I just edited and scheduled the next Story-Power episode with Gina Clark, a Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach. After listening to our conversation again, I realized that once you let go of the fears that often come up around being creative, it’s a little like a drug. You want to keep creating. For me though, I’ve got to learn to slow down, finish one project, or at least get it running smoothly and then move on to the next fun thing.

I’ll let you know when I have the final trailer for the class ready. I’ll add it here so you can give your evaluations. And if the course sounds good to you and you want to take it, I’ll give you a coupon to take it for free once it’s live. The only thing I ask, is that you give me a star rating and a review so other potential students will know whether they want to take the class or not. Thanks in advance.

I hope you are getting to do something fun and creative this weekend.


Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2022

The Space Between Time

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, after the last few years, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a podcast where she and her guests discuss their creative endeavors, and/or the stories that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.


I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story. You may have seen my Story-Power posts here. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about your favorite stories, come join me at either, or


If you are a podcaster, or have a message or fantastic product you want to share with the world, I encourage you to check out PodMatch. Use the affiliate link and tell them, Lucinda sent you. Then contact me so we can set up a Story-Power chat.

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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