I am back and oh my back!
Glad as I am to be back from my grand trip to Wisconsin, I am also now suffering from some lower back issues. Not sure how I managed to accomplish that but looks like I will be out of action for the next few days. Not taking on any new projects at this time but have some older ones to submit so I am taking time off from the blog for now. Seeya shortly!
Wisconsin calling my name
All deadlines met and all projects submitted. Which is great because I am headed off to Wisconsin tomorrow for a press trip along the Great River Road. I have never been to Wisconsin or to any part of the banks along the Mississippi River so this is a welcome trip with lots of opportunity for coverage. Apart from this being a road trip, this is also the largest press group I have been with and the days out include fishing, sail boat rides and more! I am excited. See you on the other side.
Yup, I know, this is a little weird. Featuring myself on my own site. But in the process of finding folks to profile for this section, I've had quite a few people ask me where they could read about my experience working from home, so here it is!
How and when did you begin working from home? Working from home full-time has been about two years now. I was freelancing a bit before that but never considered a full-time freelance arrangement. An ongoing corporate gig ended rather abruptly and I took that as a sign to go out on my own. It was necessary to pay the bills and it was a choice to do it 100% work from home.
Its Monday woohoo!!
Not many folks share the same enthusiasm for the first day of the week as I do. I know that. It has been repeatedly pointed out to me but someone's gotta be happy about Monday, you know? Sacrifices have to be made for the larger good :) This week is going to be super fabulous is what I tell myself every Monday morning. But seriously, this week is super fabulous - so much that you might not hear from me all week long! I have a feature article to submit (that is a lot of targeted words to type apart from the random words I type otherwise!), more website content proofreading to do for a corporate client (cha-ching cha-ching) and about six different events to check out during the week (I can see all the story ideas and pitches and queries automatically writing themselves out!). That apart, I was able to put in some time reading a few books on writing and being a freelancer (reviews of which will be shared at a later time), writing some more of my book and working some more on my website (like on my blog post right now) and chasing down some checks (I take my money seriously). All in all, productive as a precocious little piggy - did I just term that? I might have read it somewhere, not sure right now, but that's a question for another day. Hi-ho, hi-ho, its off to work I go!
No, really, Thank God Its Saturday! I am almost done with the education article I was working on so looks like submission is on track. Well into the website content project and it takes a. lot. of. time. but it keeps me focussed so that is good. Meanwhile, have just been assigned a feature article in an entertainment industry publication local to the area so that was a pleasant surprise. Hopefully I do a good job and we like each other and this works out good for us all in the long run. Hope your weekend is doubly awesomer than mine :)
Hope you had a great long weekend, I definitely did. Stayed in mostly to finish working on edits for a book on education and begin working on an article on education. Am I the only one seeing a theme here? I also begin this week on a new proofreading exercise for a client migrating content from an old site to a new one so that should take up most of my time. Its always nice to have new clients. There is hope!