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Freelancer Summary March 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.



March



 



2014.03.01



Answered pub industry email.



 



 



Sunday


2014.03.02



Answered pub industry email. Dealt with an issue of miscommunication via email and phone. Edited 40 pages of Sheynan novel #1.



2014.03.03



Answered pub industry email. Juggled AIP release schedule. AIP Googlegroup post. Jennifer Brozek Googlegroup post. Blog post. Edited 41 pages of Sheynan novel #1.



2014.03.04



Answered pub industry email. Edited 37 pages of Sheynan novel #1 and returned it to the author.



2014.03.05



Answered pub industry email. Submitted a query to an agent. Voted for the Stokers. Voted for the Nebulas. Voted for SFWA board.



2014.03.06



Answered pub industry email. Processed all of the publisher copy edits for BLESS YOUR MECHANICAL HEART. Received publisher copy edits for SHATTERED SHIELDS.



2014.03.07



Answered pub industry email. Processed publisher copy edits for SHATTERED SHIELDS. Edited and wrote 500 words on the Bear Cult story I’m co-writing.



2014.03.08



Answered pub industry email. Wrote back cover copy for BYMH and for KEYSTONES. Final proof of my story in a forthcoming anthology.



 



 



Sunday


2014.03.09



A whole lot of PR stuff for AIP, including approval of new book covers and bookmarks.



2014.03.10



Answered pub industry email. Posted cover art for BYMH. Processed publisher copy edits for SHATTERED SHIELDS.



2014.03.11



Taxes. Feel like I’ve been beaten with sticks by them. Agreed to go to VikingCon in Bellingham, WA on May 3. Processed publisher copy edits for SHATTERED SHIELDS.



2014.03.12



Processed publisher copy edits for SHATTERED SHIELDS.



2014.03.13



Answered pub industry email. Processed publisher copy edits for SHATTERED SHIELDS. Proofed “Janera” for Athena’s Daughters.



2014.03.14



Answered pub industry email. Processed publisher copy edits for SHATTERED SHIELDS. Proofed “Ley of the Land” for Time-Traveled Tales 2.



2014.03.15



Answered pub industry email. Approved the final covers of the Sheynan trilogy for AIP. Processed publisher copy edits for SHATTERED SHIELDS. Updated AIP store with forthcoming book covers.



 



 



Sunday


2014.03.16



Answered pub industry email. Processed publisher copy edits for SHATTERED SHIELDS.



2014.03.17



Answered pub industry email. Processed publisher copy edits for SHATTERED SHIELDS and turned the manuscript in. Posted AIP blog of cover of Sheynan #1. Wrote tax checks (OW). Wrote 700 words on Chimera Incarnate. Invoiced a client.



2014.03.18



Answered pub industry email. Mail SHATTERED SHIELDS manuscript back to Baen. Redlined 3 chapters of Sheynan #1. Wrote 86 words on Chimera Incarnate.



2014.03.19



Answered pub industry email. Invoiced a client. Read AIP submissions. Redlined 6 chapters of Sheynan #1. Wrote 300 words on Chimera Incarnate.



2014.03.20



Wrote 1000 words on Chimera Incarnate. Redlined 4 chapters of Sheynan #1.



2014.03.21



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1200 words on Chimera Incarnate. Redlined 6 chapters of Sheynan #1.



2014.03.22



Wrote 1000 words on Chimera Incarnate. Redlined 7 chapters of Sheynan #1.



 



 



Sunday


2014.03.23



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1200 words on Chimera Incarnate. Final proof polish of KEYSTONES.



2014.03.24



Answered pub industry email. Blog post. AIP blog post. Processed the redline edits for Sheynan #1and turned it in. Wrote 400 words on Chimera Incarnate.



2014.03.25



Answered pub industry email. Revisions to Salton Academy 1.



2014.03.26



Answered pub industry email. Added 830 words to Salton Academy 1. Outlined Salton Academy 2.



2014.03.27



Wrote 1700 words on Salton Academy 2.



2014.03.28



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1800 words on Salton Academy 2. Turned in edit requests on the Valdemar story.



2014.03.29



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 700 words on Salton Academy 2. Got contracts back for cover art.



 



 



Sunday


2014.03.30



Wrote 1000 words on Salton Academy 2. Paid PA.



2014.03.31



Answered pub industry email. Read AIP submissions. Wrote 1500 words on Salton Academy 2. AIP website work. Tell Me blog post.