When You’re Busy Making Other Plans…
I apologize profusely. Normally, I’m here almost daily. For me to let this much time pass between posts is just wrong. The reason? Work. Yes, that four-letter word once again foiled my plan to do what I’d rather be doing.
It’s why my count on the Nano contest is so low – 5,001 words. How pathetic is that? Do we think she’ll get 50K by November 30th? HA! But I’m so deadline-driven, I’m sure I’ll nearly kill myself to attempt it.
I’m getting a touch nervous. I have clients, but I don’t have many. I don’t have many invoices out, either. And the holidays are coming. Does it always have to be like this? So back to the search for more clients. I have one who contacted me last week for a retainer arrangement. If he follows through, we won’t be having this conversation next week. If he doesn’t, I’m hoping the queries I’ve sent out the last two weeks will net something. Meantime, I’m working for the magazine and making a nice amount on that gig. Amen. I love the work, too. And I have two ongoing gigs that are both more drudgery than actual creative work, but it’s a steady stream of income nonetheless. Oh, and there’s the semi-regular gig that is about to pick up again. It seems odd, as I was scrambling to get it all done just before vacation.
The moral of the story – no matter how busy you are, always look for more. You never know what’s coming or when. It’s a trap we fall into much too often. We get busy and lazy about marketing. Marketing is constant. Consider it medicine you must take in order to remain healthy.