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Freelancer Summary August 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.



August



 



2014.08.01



Answered pub industry email. Page reviews for Shattered Shields.



2014.08.02



Edit on Chimera Incarnate 4 and sent it to alpha readers. Outlined Chimera Incarnate 5.



 



 



Sunday


2014.08.03



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 140 word Elopus story. AIP presence at Dylan Birtolo’s kickstarter Knights show.



2014.08.04



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 140 word Elopus story x2. Updated AIP page. AIP Blog post. Wrote 241 words on Chimera Incarnate 5.



2014.08.05



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 140 word Elopus story x4. Wrote 1323 words on Chimera Incarnate 5.



2014.08.06



Wrote Gen Con author story card. Wrote 140 word Elopus story. Wrote 1072 words on Chimera Incarnate 5. Posted Gen Con schedule.



2014.08.07



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1562 words on Chimera Incarnate 5. Posted “Tell Me” blog post. Gen Con prep.



2014.08.08



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 140 word Elopus story. 447 words on Chimera Incarnate 5. Posted “Tell Me” blog post. Gen Con prep.



2014.08.09



Gen Con prep. Edit on Chimera Incarnate 5 and sent it to alpha readers.



 



 



Sunday


2014.08.10



Gen Con prep. Updated AIP webpage.



2014.08.11



Answered pub industry email. Gen Con prep. Updated AIP webpage. AIP Blog post, book release.



2014.08.12



Answered pub industry email. Read AIP novel outline. Gen Con prep. Leave for Gen Con.



2014.08.13



Gen Con, arrive and set up booth.



2014.08.14



Gen Con panels, signing, and booth. Meeting.



2014.08.15



Gen Con panels and booth. Meeting.



2014.08.16



Gen Con panels, signing, and booth. Meeting.



 



 



Sunday


2014.08.17



Answered pub industry email. Gen Con booth, tore down booth. Meeting.



2014.08.18



Answered pub industry email. Arrive home from Gen Con and collapsed.



2014.08.19



Answered pub industry email. So much email to catch up on. AIP Blog post.



2014.08.20



Answered pub industry email. Volunteer form for Sasquan. Blog post.



2014.08.21



Answered pub industry email. Submitted a story. Editorial read of Flotsam #2.



2014.08.22



Answered pub industry email. Editorial read of Flotsam #2 and sent back to author. Wrote 363 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.



2014.08.23



Sick. Answered pub industry email. Final proof edits on a short story and returned to publisher. Wrote 378 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.



 



 



Sunday


2014.08.24



Sick. Wrote 763 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.



2014.08.25



Sick. Answered pub industry email. Tell Me blog post. Wrote 535 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.



2014.08.26



Answered pub industry email. Begin copy edits on The Bringer of War. Processed the email signup list from Gen Con and added them to the appropriate email lists. Answered a SFWA survey. IM conversation for blog. Wrote 1008 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.



2014.08.27



Answered pub industry email. Gen Con follow up. Logged Gen Con expenses. Copy edits on The Bringer of War. Wrote 1400 words on Chimera Incarnate 6.



2014.08.28



Answered pub industry email. Gen Con follow up. Final proof of Valdemar story. Edited Chimera Incarnate 6 and sent to alpha readers. Copy edits on The Bringer of War.



2014.08.29



Answered pub industry email. Copy edits on The Bringer of War. Wrote 880 words on Chimera Incarnate 7.



2014.08.30



Paid PA. Copy edits on The Bringer of War. Wrote 1078 words on Chimera Incarnate 7.



 



 



Sunday


2014.08.31



Answered pub industry email. Copy edits on The Bringer of War. Wrote 1975 words on Chimera Incarnate 7.