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Freelancer Summary September 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.



September



 



2014.09.01



Answered pub industry email. Googlegroup posts. Tell Me blog post. Copy edits on The Bringer of War. Wrote 668 words on Chimera Incarnate 7.



2014.09.02



Answered pub industry email. AIP Blog post. Freelancer Summary blog post. Quarterly tax payment. Personal blog post. Copy edits on The Bringer of War and sent to proofer. Edited Chimera Incarnate 7 and sent to alpha readers.



2014.09.03



Re-outlined last third of Chimera Incarnate for pacing. Wrote 1205 words on Chimera Incarnate 8.



2014.09.04



Paid SFWA dues and updated profile. Wrote 2110 words on Chimera Incarnate 8.



2014.09.05



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1855 words on Chimera Incarnate 8, edited and sent off to alpha readers..



2014.09.06



Wrote 1405 words on Chimera Incarnate 9.



 



 



Sunday


2014.09.07



Wrote 600 words on Chimera Incarnate 9.



2014.09.08



Answered pub industry email. Convention hotel booking. Reconfirm travel arrangements to Context 27. Phone call with publisher. Wrote 2253 words on Chimera Incarnate 9.



2014.09.09



Answered pub industry email. Sent author interview out. Processed Proofer notes on The Bringer of War. Edited Chimera Incarnate 9 and sent to alpha readers.



2014.09.10



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 2150 words on Chimera Incarnate 10. Phone call with publisher.



2014.09.11



Answered pub industry email. 2nd notice on an invoice to a client. Wrote 2027 words on Chimera Incarnate 10. Tracked now authors new addresses for royalty checks.



2014.09.12



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 671 words on Chimera Incarnate 10, edited it, and sent it to alpha readers. Shutterstock search for cover art. Blocked out the fights in Chimera Incarnate 11.



2014.09.13



Blocked out the final fight scenes in Chimera Incarnate 11. Wrote 1730 words on Chimera Incarnate 11. Logged royalty reports/checks.



 



 



Sunday


2014.09.14



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1163 words on Chimera Incarnate 11.



2014.09.15



Answered pub industry email. Invoiced a client. Wrote 2140 words on Chimera Incarnate 11.



2014.09.16



Answered pub industry email. Edited Chimera Incarnate 11 and sent it to alpha readers. Context workshop prep. Wrote 1012 words on Chimera Incarnate 12.



2014.09.17



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1632 words on Chimera Incarnate 12. Consultation for contracts. Blog post.



2014.09.18



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1650 words on Chimera Incarnate 12. Context workshop prep.



2014.09.19



Answered pub industry email. Podcast prep. Wrote 868 words on Chimera Incarnate 12 and typed THE END on the rough draft of Chimera Incarnate, fourth and final book of the Karen Wilson Chronicles. YAY. Send Chimera Incarnate 12 to alpha readers. Approved Famished #3 outline.



2014.09.20



Answered pub industry email. Plotted out the novel due dates vs conventions dates for 2015. Geekerati podcast interview.



 



 



Sunday


2014.09.21



Answered pub industry email. Convention questionnaire.



2014.09.22



Answered pub industry email. Wrote Context convention card. Processed The Bringer of War proof marks. Character Tour blog post.



2014.09.23



Answered pub industry email. Convention prep. AIP Blog post.



2014.09.24



Answered pub industry email. Convention prep. Pack. Leave for Context.



2014.09.25



Arrive for Context. Context guest dinner, etc…



2014.09.26



Context. Panels



2014.09.27



Context. Anthology Workshop, panels, signing.



 



 



Sunday


2014.09.28



Context. Outlining Novels Workshop, panels. Travel Home.



2014.09.29



Answered pub industry email. Convention Catch-up (so much email). Publish The Bringer of War. Proof edits for Apocalypse Girl Dreaming. Paid PA.



2014.09.30



Answered pub industry email. Chasing down invoices. Context write up blog post. Processed final proof edits on Apocalypse Girl Dreaming. Wrote 70 words on Lovecraft story.