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Freelancer Summary December 2014

(Crossposted from Jennifer Brozek)



This is the last one I will publish. However, I have found it very useful for the metrics and for learning how I work and what I need to do to improve my working style as well as my relaxing style. (Hint, I need to relax more. You’ll see in the metrics post.) So, I will kept doing my monthly freelance logs but no need to keep posting them. I hope you all got some useful information out of them.


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.



December



 



2014.12.01



Answered pub industry email. AIP blog release of FROST. Freelancer Summary blog. JenniferBrozek and AIP Googlegroup posts. Edited and added 200 words to the Girls on Games chapter and turned it in. Blurb for a book.



2014.12.02



Answered pub industry email. Blurb for a book. Client negotiation. Editing THE THIN. Outlined Hiroshi story. Prepped and mailed Scribe Award packages.



2014.12.03



Answered pub industry email. Editing THE THIN. Blog post. Updated personal website.



2014.12.04



Answered pub industry email. Editing THE THIN. Cover photoshoot for AIP book.



2014.12.05



Answered pub industry email. Finished edits to THE THIN and returned to author. Submitted works for award consideration.



2014.12.06



Answered pub industry email. Approved outline for Cross Cutting #3. Skype call with editor. Chased down an invoice.



 



 



Sunday


2014.12.07



Answered pub industry email.



2014.12.08



Answered pub industry email. Blog post. Wrote 300 words on the Hiroshi Nevitt story. Book release announcement to HWA.



2014.12.09



Nothing. It’s my birthday.



2014.12.10



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1200 words on the Hiroshi Nevitt story. Blurb for a book. Interview with a college student for an assignment.



2014.12.11



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1000 words on the Hiroshi Nevitt story. Create gift certificate for client’s editorial gift.



2014.12.12



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 1750 words on the Hiroshi Nevitt story. W-9 for publisher.



2014.12.13



Hosted SF2W monthly gathering. Proofing Apocalypse Girl Dreaming ARC.



 



 



Sunday


2014.12.14



Answered pub industry email. Edited Hiroshi Nevitt story and sent to alpha reader. Proofing Apocalypse Girl Dreaming ARC. Proofed “Broken Silence of Fanghan” for Not Our Kind anthology.



2014.12.15



Answered pub industry email. Paid quarterly taxes. New “Tell Me” blog. Answered a convention survey. Final edits on Chimera Incarnate.



2014.12.16



Answered pub industry email. Turned in Hiroshi Nevitt story. New AIP blog. New personal blog. Final edits on Chimera Incarnate. Voted in Scribe Awards.



2014.12.17



Answered pub industry email. Final edits on Chimera Incarnate.



2014.12.18



Final edits on Chimera Incarnate.



2014.12.19



Final edits on Chimera Incarnate and turned back in to publisher.



2014.12.20



Answered pub industry email. Outlined YA horror story.



 



 



Sunday


2014.12.21



Wrote 700 words on the YA horror story.



2014.12.22



Answered pub industry email. Answered interview questions.



2014.12.23



AIP blog post. Wrote 120 words on the YA horror story.



2014.12.24



Personal blog post. Wrote 800 words on the YA horror story.



2014.12.25



Nada. It’s Christmas.



2014.12.26



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 300 words on the YA horror story.



2014.12.27



Answered pub industry email. AIP blog post. Personal blog post. Wrote 708 words on the YA horror story.



 



 



Sunday


2014.12.28



Answered pub industry email. Wrote 810 words on the YA horror story.



2014.12.29



Answered pub industry email. Paid PA. Wrote 827 words on the YA horror story.



2014.12.30



Answered pub industry email. Setup goal spreadsheets for 2015. Wrote 650 words on the YA horror story and sent it to the first round readers.



2014.12.31



Answered pub industry email. Metrics for the year. Google Group posts. Story edits on Hiroshi Nevitt story. Personal blog post.