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Freelancer Summary November 2014

(Crossposted from Jennifer Brozek)



Only one more of these to go.

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.



November



 



2014.11.01



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 2100 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. Googlegroup posts. Personal blog post. (2100)



 



 



Sunday


2014.11.02



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 2200 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (4300)



2014.11.03



Answered pub industry email. Skype Interview with Adventures in Scifi Publishing podcast. Client call. Blog post. Wrote 2300 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (6600)



2014.11.04



Answered pub industry email. Editing for a client. Wrote 2700 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (9300)



2014.11.05



Answered pub industry email. Editing for a client. Art notes for novella. Skype interview. Wrote 3000 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (12300)



2014.11.06



Convention prep. A whole lot of it. Editing for a client. Layout proof. Wrote 2300 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (14600)



2014.11.07



OryCon. Panels. Publisher meeting. Back cover copy of a book. Wrote 1700 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (16300)



2014.11.08



OryCon. Panels. Publisher meeting. Shattered Shields release party. Wrote 1300 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (17600)



 



 



Sunday


2014.11.09



OryCon. Panels. Powell’s group signing. Answered pub industry email.



2014.11.10



Answered pub industry email. Proofed final of Dreams of a Thousand Young. Editing for a client. Anthology admin stuff. Wrote 2200 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (19800)



2014.11.11



Answered pub industry email. AIP Blog post. Personal Blog post. Editing for a client. Anthology admin stuff. Wrote 2500 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (22300)



2014.11.12



Answered pub industry email. Baen Universe Podcast. Processed proof notes for FROST. Wrote 2200 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (24500)



2014.11.13



Answered pub industry email. Processed edits on an anthology story and returned it to the editor. Anthology admin stuff. Wrote 2300 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (26800)



2014.11.14



Answered pub industry email. Reoutline act four of NLML. Wrote 3200 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (30000)



2014.11.15



Answered pub industry email. Article for Suvudu.com. Wrote 2400 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (32400)



 



 



Sunday


2014.11.16



Wrote 2600 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (35000)



2014.11.17



Answered pub industry email. Invoiced a client. AIP Blog post. Reoutline act four of NLML. Reading at University Bookstore. Wrote 2600 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (37500)



2014.11.18



Answered pub industry email. Wrote an SF Signal Mind Meld. Invoiced a client. Wrote 2500 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (40000)



2014.11.19



Answered pub industry email. Contract negotiation x2. Author picture photoshoot. Wrote 3500 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (43500)



2014.11.20



Answered pub industry email. Signed contract to be a special guest at the 2015 Gamehole convention. Signed contract to be a GoH at LepreCon 2015. Wrote 2500 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (46000)



2014.11.21



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 4180 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (50180)



2014.11.22



Answered pub industry email. Article for SFWA blog. Wrote 620 words on NEVER LET ME LEAVE. (50800)



 



 



Sunday


2014.11.23



Updated AIP store. AIP Blog post. FROST last minute details.



2014.11.24



Answered pub industry email.



2014.11.25



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1850 words for Girls on Games chapter.



2014.11.26



Answered pub industry email. Answered an interview.



2014.11.27



Answered pub industry email. Answered convention survey. Blurb for a novel.



2014.11.28



Answered pub industry email. Answered SFWA survey. Answered HWA survey.



2014.11.29



Answered pub industry email. Back cover copy. Paid PA.



 



 



Sunday


2014.11.30



Answered pub industry email. Update AIP website. Wrote 101 words for Girls on Games chapter.