Things were looking sparse in terms of work for me in recent weeks. For a solid month, I consistently had work every single day. Then I took a small break. Then I stopped applying and only did solicited jobs from repeat clients. So things tapered off a bit. Then (holy smokes!) things took off and I’ve only now found a few seconds to update this blog. I just finished a series of articles for one of my awesome repeats, and have been keeping my other blog (http://northernbeavertales.wordpress.com/) on the up and up. Next, I am doing a review of a CD (long overdue) and continuing an outline for my design partners. I’ve realized that I really need to buy myself a good day planner.
If you’re not already a Type A Personality type kind of person, you should pretty much try to adopt it. Write down a list of all the projects both short and long term that you have and figure out what needs to be done ASAP and what can wait a bit. And like I said, maybe get a day planner so you can figure out when you’re going to get things done.
My family was recently hit with a disgusting flu. I didn’t get much work done in that time, but I was always available for consult. I emailed my repeater asking for a 1 day extension, which he kindly granted. Most clients are understanding, if you need an extra day (and if you state that you want to make sure it’s good quality,) you shouldn’t have a problem.
As discussed here, turn the TV off and get your writing done. No excuses. If you’re awake and you’re feeling inspired (or even if you’re not,) spend a few hours where you can writing. If you’re getting paid for the job (and I seriously hope you are) just think of all that sweet cash you’re not making while you sit there watching Mad Men.
Ok so I can scratch “Write for the Ottawa Writer blog” off my list. Done.