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Freelancer Summary May 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.



May



 



2014.05.01



Answered pub industry email. 750 words on Red Aegis assignment. Multiple virtual introductions to link people together. Edited 49 pages of Gaming anthology. Created the convention card for World Horror Con.



2014.05.02



Answered pub industry email. Freelancer monthly summary blog post. Wrote foreword for Gaming anthology. Turned in Gaming anthology. Final edit of Red Aegis assignment and turned it in.



2014.05.03



Answered pub industry email. VikingCon (panel and dealer table).



 



 



Sunday


2014.05.04



Wrote book foreword to Apocalypse Girl Dreaming.



2014.05.05



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 2 story forewords for Apocalypse Girl Dreaming.



2014.05.06



Answered pub industry email. Answered interview. Writing blog post. Wrote 4 story forewords for Apocalypse Girl Dreaming.



2014.05.07



Wrote 15 story forewords for Apocalypse Girl Dreaming and emailed it to the editor.



2014.05.08



Answered pub industry email. Tinkered with a collab story. Reviewer list of RPG anthology. Outlined new short story.



2014.05.09



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 4000 words on “Making Amends in the Ghost City of Fanghan.”



2014.05.10



World Horror Con. Panel.



 



 



Sunday


2014.05.11



Wrote 1400 words on, and finished rough draft of, “Making Amends in the Ghost City of Fanghan.”



2014.05.12



Answered pub industry email. Final proof of a “Kelpie Storm” for an anthology. Polished “Making Amends in the Ghost City of Fanghan” and sent it out to beta readers.



2014.05.13



Answered pub industry email. Sent in a YA novel for awards consideration. Wrote 300 words on Salton Academy 3.



2014.05.14



Answered pub industry email. Processed feedback edits for “Making Amends in the Ghost City of Fanghan” and added 300 words. Wrote 650 words on Salton Academy 3.



2014.05.15



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 2000 words on Salton Academy 3.



2014.05.16



Answered pub industry email. Processed feedback edits for “Making Amends in the Ghost City of Fanghan” and added 100 words. Wrote 2000 words on Salton Academy 3.



2014.05.17



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 250 words on Salton Academy 3.



 



 



Sunday


2014.05.18



Answered pub industry email. Meeting with photographer to discuss novel covers.



2014.05.19



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 2100 words on Salton Academy 3. Freelancer consulting Skype meeting.



2014.05.20



Answered pub industry email. Invoiced client. Wrote 600 words on Salton Academy 3.



2014.05.21



Wrote 2300 words on Salton Academy 3.



2014.05.22



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 2200 words on Salton Academy 3. Phone call with prospective publisher.



2014.05.23



Wrote 4100 words on Salton Academy 3 and finished the rough draft at 16,200.



2014.05.24



Partial polish of Salton Academy 3.



 



 



Sunday


2014.05.25



Answered pub industry email. Finished polish of Salton Academy 3 and sent to alpha reader.



2014.05.26



Answered pub industry email. Posted “Tell Me” blog post. Plans for a convention book release party. Began edits on Flotsam 1: Exile.



2014.05.27



Answered pub industry email. Posted blog post. Edits on Flotsam 1: Exile.



2014.05.28



Answered pub industry email. Approved cover art thumbnails. Edits on Flotsam 1: Exile.



2014.05.29



Answered pub industry email. Completed edits on Flotsam 1: Exile. Final polish on The Last Days of the Salton Academy and sent off to beta readers.



2014.05.30



Answered pub industry email. Quarterly taxes paid. Googlegroup posts done (on time!). Paid PA.



2014.05.31



Answered pub industry email. Edits on Famished: The Commons.