Hullo! Time for another two-month recap of my crazy I-quit-you-corporate-Imma-work-at-home-like-a-boss life. Yeahboy. So, um, here’s the deal, Sparky. There hasn’t been any major change to my current freelancing situation. HAH. I know, right? It’s crazy. It really is.
Anyway, let me go back to the little plans I had back in early September when I hit a teeny weeny bump on the road to freelance greatness. I didn’t really say it back then, but I found myself in a slump-ish type of condition. I was kind of in a what-am-doing-with-my-life state for a moment there.
I had some to-do’s back in September as an attempt to get back into my Dizzizit It’s Time To Fly mode.
1. Diversify and find one or two more freelance gigs
Akshully, I found myself a regular-ish type of gig which is similar to what I basically do for NP, only I’m not pushing book and author events but infographics. I found the job on oDesk and it’s been pretty cool, but I had trouble with my schedule the last couple of weeks so I really need to step it up this week. Hopefully I won’t screw this one up any time soon.
I still had a bit of work for NP and I still have my seasonal punk rock fashion description writing gig, which I’m really thankful for. So far, I’m still able to keep up with rent and what not so I know I still have my head above water. The key thing I really need to do is to get myself out of the water and into a little rowboat, then into a bigger boat, then into a ship. Okay, I’ve lost you in the water and boat metaphors, haven’t I?
2. Do two non-book related blog posts every week
I’ve had a few non-bookish posts the past couple of months and although it’s nowhere near the 2x a week thing I aimed for, it’s a start, I think.
I did, however, start a new blog project called Color It You, a blog about the blogger tips and tricks I’ve been using to tweak my blog every month. I’m hoping to turn it into a free blogger design blog or something. I decided that I’m pretty nifty when it comes to blog tweaking and I should use my mad blogger blog tweaking skillz to help humanity and bring change to the world. HAH. I kid. I’m obsessed. I want to be a web designer.
3. Start a new writing challenge
Now I really feel like crap about this. I found a really cool creative writing challenge, but I never even started it. Crap crap crap. Realistically, I don’t think I’ll be able to do the challenge anymore this year. In lieu of this challenge, I’ve decided to get all my reviews in by the end of the year. I have about 12 or 14 book reviews that I plan to finish before the year ends. I’ve stopped joining new book tours and have moved new review requests to next year so I could finish everything. Bahaha. Good luck to me.
4. Go back to supercharging my mornings or do a daily workout/exercise related routine
Bah. Zip. Nada. Next!
5. Draft my major project plan
Another fail. I haven’t really had time (or made time) to sit down and think about this. Sniff. Hello, slump-ish.
6. Go back to how it all started to remind myself why I’m doing this and where I want to go.
Hey, there. How’s life? Hah. This freelance thing can be pretty hard sometimes. At least I get to read books and blog a lot. I know. This is the real life. This is just fantasy. Getting caught in a landslide. Hah.