Apart from feeling awful that I have completely ignored this blog for such a long time, I am experiencing a new phenomenon in my freelancing career.
Life has been hectic to say the least since last September. As President of my local Arts & Culture Council, I became the central hub for communication and organizing between my board and that of another non-profit. This meant hundreds of emails to answer and collate, creating and constantly updating a schedule – containing vendors, performers, volunteers, local organizations and even transport for a large event in my town. The event was incredibly successful and worth the months of stress. It became my main focus although I did have a lot of other events to attend during that period.Including a writing conference, where I did a couple of presentations and again assisted in the organizing.
http://accsc.ca/page-1823614 Our Heritage Day will now be an annual event – good grief!
I am now onto planning another event for my writers group, the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County – Words in the Park, as I am secretary. Yes I know I’m completely mad! But as the saying goes ‘ask a busy person’ and I’m certainly that!
I was hired to ghost write a book during this time too and managed to compile and update several drafts for my client. The page count target is 150 and we have 97 so far. However, my client has taken on a major task, which has meant putting this project on hold. Firstly, I totally understand this client’s decision – I know how having too many ‘fingers in the fire’ can burn you out! And secondly, it gives me some breathing room. With partial payment already made for the project I am confident we will complete the project in the near future.
In the meantime I’m open to new projects as my schedule has become unexpectedly open – feel free to contact me. I am open to a diverse number of projects, including social media blasts, article writing, creating new bio’s, instruction manuals, blog content etc. etc. See my testimonial page for an idea of my freelancing scope.
What do you do when you have a lull in freelance work?
I found this article to be quite interesting.