There really is no rest for the wicked. I know this to be true, because I have been rushed off my little size fives for the last fortnight. Just as I finished one contract project, I got a call through for another. For a big company. Like B.I.G, internationally known BIG. Like, so big they had the budget to fly me down to Melbourne for a few days of on-boarding and project orientation.
That’s right. I’m now a writer that gets flown places by clients. Didn’t think that would happen for a few years yet, but somehow it gives me this, “Woo! I made it,” sort of feeling.
Stop teasing, Rose! Who is it?
I’m not going to say right now. Mainly because it’s safer not to until the project is done, the copy is signed off and the balance has hit my bank account.
I’ll give you a subject area though. Beer.
I know! And I was saying just the other day that my dream was to create some copy for a beer company. Then I’d have beer and sex on my resume, so the only one left to add would be cake. (I want all the vices!)
A day or two after landing that gig, I also got two commissions through that I’d been waiting on, plus an extra quick project for a friend who’s soon to be releasing his debut book.
Everything came through at once and so I got a bit reflective on the freelancing lifestyle. As I result, I created this poorly designed visual interpretation of what it’s like to be a freelance writer.
As you can clearly see from the above, I have been busy. The even better news is that there might be new clients on the horizon too. And the even more greater-er news is that my pieces for Synergy magazine are now available for your eyes to read. You can go here to read Issue 14, but I’ll try and get some PDFs up on site as well.
For now, that’s your lot. If you’d like to hear more from me than what you’re getting on my blog, then absolutely you should follow me on Twitter. And guys, my diary is currently open for upcoming commissions in October and November.