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Freelancer Summary October 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.



October



 



2014.10.01



Answered pub industry email. AIP and JenniferBrozek Googlegroup posts. Contract negotiation. Freelancer Summary blog post. Wrote 308 words on co-written Lovecraft story. Submitted story to Jim Baen Memorial contest.



2014.10.02



Answered pub industry email. Logged expenses for Context 27. Conversation with new editorial intern. Wrote 150 words on co-written Lovecraft story, edited it, and sent it back to co-author. Submitted novel for an award.



2014.10.03



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 850 words on Locus article.



2014.10.04



Answered pub industry email. Wrote back cover copy for The Beast Within 4: Gears & Growls. Edited Locus article and turned it in. Poke authors who miss deadlines.



 



 



Sunday


2014.10.05



Answered pub industry email. Filled out convention survey. Edits on co-written Lovecraft story. Approved cover images for AIP books.



2014.10.06



Answered pub industry email. “Tell Me” blog post. Outlined Shadowrun story. Wrote 47 words on the Shadowrun story.



2014.10.07



Answered pub industry email. AIP Blog post. Personal Blog post. Wrote 578 words on the Shadowrun story. Cover art for anthology. AIP work for book bundle.



2014.10.08



Answered pub industry email. Proofs on Locus article. Wrote 2419 words on the Shadowrun story.



2014.10.09



Answered pub industry email. AIP PR stuff. Wrote 2805 words on the Shadowrun story. November releases PR work.



2014.10.10



Wrote 253 words on the Shadowrun story, edited it, and turned it in. Blurb for a book. Updated personal blog. Joined Authorgraph.com



2014.10.11



Answered pub industry email. Updated personal blog. Joined Authorgraph.com. Horror Selfie.



 



 



Sunday


2014.10.12



Answered pub industry email.



2014.10.13



Answered pub industry email. Signed Editorial contract. AIP Blog. New “Tell Me” Blog. Approved layout of Gears & Growls.  Poked artists with sticks.



2014.10.14



Answered pub industry email. Bubble and Squeek post. Prepped Chimera Incarnate and sent it to editor. Poked artists with sticks. Outlined Nun story.



2014.10.15



Answered pub industry email. Invoiced a client. Wrote 100 words on the Nun story. Book bundle contract.



2014.10.16



Answered pub industry email. Emailed Book bundle resources to publisher. Approve book cover. Approve bookblock for AGD. Wrote 710 words on the Nun story. Anthology cover approval.



2014.10.17



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1277 words on the Nun story. Convention survey.



2014.10.18



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 468 words on the Nun story.



 



 



Sunday


2014.10.19



Answered pub industry email. PR approval.



2014.10.20



Tell Me blog post. Wrote 662 words on the Nun story. Apocalypse Girl Dreaming cover reveal.



2014.10.21



Answered pub industry email. Personal Blog post. Wrote 1884 words on the Nun story.



2014.10.22



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 713 words on the Nun story.



2014.10.23



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 286 words on the Nun story and edited it.



2014.10.24



Answered pub industry email. Final edits on Flotsam 2, FROST.



2014.10.25



Answered pub industry email. Final edits on Flotsam 2, FROST.



 



 



Sunday


2014.10.26



Answered pub industry email. Sent FROST off to proofer. Valdemar story pitch.



2014.10.27



Answered pub industry email. AIP blog post. Process feedback on Nun story.



2014.10.28



Answered pub industry email. Personal  blog post. Process feedback on Nun story.



2014.10.29



Answered pub industry email. NaNo prep. Wrote the OryCon convention card. Paid PA.



2014.10.30



Answered pub industry email. Character studies for Never Let Me Leave. Process feedback on Nun story and added 200 words.



2014.10.31



Answered pub industry email. Print OryCon convention card. Process edits for Dreams of a Thousand Young and turned it back in. Turned in Nun story.