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Freelancer Summary April 2014

(Crossposted from Jennifer Brozek)



Ever wonder what a freelance author/editor does? Each month of 2014, I’m going to list my daily notes on what I do. As I always say, being your own boss means you choose with 70 hours of the week you work. None of this talks about the random pub IMs, time doing research, time reading books for blurbs, introductions, and reviews, or short author questions. It doesn’t cover my pays-the-bills work either. This is just publishing industry stuff. “Answered pub industry email” can be anything from a request for an interview, to contract queries, to reading anthology invites, to answering questions about dates… and the list goes on.



April



 



2014.04.01



Answered pub industry email. Tell Me blog post. Wrote 1000 words on Salton Academy 2. Updated AIP website.



2014.04.02



Answered pub industry email. Googlegroup posts. Wrote 2200 words on Salton Academy 2. Updated personal website.



2014.04.03



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 2200 words on Salton Academy 2.



2014.04.04



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 2100 words on Salton Academy 2, finishing the first draft at 14,100 words.



2014.04.05



Answered pub industry email. Polish edited Salton Academy 2, added 150 words, and sent it to alpha reader. Re-outlined Salton Academy 3.



 



 



Sunday


2014.04.06



Answered pub industry email. Updated personal website.



2014.04.07



Answered pub industry email. Tell Me blog post. Editorial read of Famished: The Commons, Chapter 1. Sent in playtest feedback on a game in development.



2014.04.08



Answered pub industry email. Final proof of “Janera” for Athena’s Daughters I. Posted AIP blog post. Editorial read of 3 chapters for Famished: The Commons.



2014.04.09



Answered pub industry email. Editorial read of 9 chapters for Famished: The Commons.



2014.04.10



Answered pub industry email. Editorial read of 7 chapters for Famished: The Commons and emailed notes to the author. Contract negotiations for an RPG gig.



2014.04.11



Answered pub industry email. Signed the contract for the RPG gig. Editorial read of 9 chapters for Exile novella. Updated my deadlines calendar for the next 6 months.



2014.04.12



Answered pub industry email. Editorial read of 8 chapters for Exile novella and emailed notes to the author.



 



 



Sunday


2014.04.13



Went to Norwescon Stuffing Party to put AIP bookmarks in the swag bags. AIP blog post. Personal blog post.



2014.04.14



Answered pub industry email. A whole lot of Norwescon prep. Signed short story contract. Created my convention autograph card. AIP blog post.



2014.04.15



Answered pub industry email. AIP blog post. Personal blog post. Packed for Norwescon. Updated AIP website sidebar. AIP googlegroup post about book releases.



2014.04.16



Norwescon. 1700 words on Salton Academy 3.



2014.04.17



Norwescon. AIP Booth. Panels. Answered pub industry email. Meeting with EGM.



2014.04.18



Norwescon. AIP Booth. Panels. BLESS YOUR MECHANICAL HEART and KEYSTONES release party.



2014.04.19



Norwescon. AIP Booth. Answered pub industry email. Meeting with Vorpol Games.



 



 



Sunday


2014.04.20



Norwescon. AIP Booth. Home. Keel over.



2014.04.21



Answered pub industry email. So much email. Posted a new “Tell Me” guest blog. Outlined Red Aegis RPG assignment.



2014.04.22



Answered pub industry email. Posted a blog post. 300 words on Salton Academy 3.



2014.04.23



Answered pub industry email. Signed gig contract. Norwescon follow-up activites.



2014.04.24



Answered pub industry email. Answered an SF Signal mind meld. Read Red Aegis updates. 160 words on Red Aegis assignment.



2014.04.25



Answered pub industry email. 200 words on Red Aegis assignment.



2014.04.26



Answered pub industry email. Had to remind the internet not to send me unsolicited novels to my personal email account.



 



 



Sunday


2014.04.27



Answered pub industry email. Playtested Red Aegis. Re-outlined Red Aegis assignment.



2014.04.28



Answered pub industry email. Posted Tell Me post. 1400 words on Red Aegis assignment. Edited 50 pages of Gaming anthology.



2014.04.29



Answered pub industry email. Posted convention blog post. 1500 words on Red Aegis assignment. Edited 52 pages of Gaming anthology.



2014.04.30



Answered pub industry email. 800 words on Red Aegis assignment. Edited 55 pages of Gaming anthology. Created the convention card for VikingCon.