It’s been a bitty week with a jolly in the middle of it and getting distracted by other stuff, but it’s been okay.
Wednesday 20 January 2016
Wednesday started early as I had to run the poet to the railway station. He was off to Scotland for 2 days on business and I usually take him for his train.
Instead of going back to bed, I bumbled through the first part of the morning before warming up and writing a 538-word blog post, plus 41 words over on another blog. (Every little helps …)
Then I browsed the job boards and pitched for 7 new editing or proofreading jobs.
Thursday 21 January 2016
Thursday was a day off in the end. I did my usual morning admin/gig list work, but then it was off for a jolly with Carol, this time over in her neck of the woods (which is, actually, only 15 minutes away …). She took me to a lovely little café in a place called Hepworth, near Holmfirth. And on either side of lunch I had a lovely play with Sam the dog.
At teatime I was back at the railway station to collect the poet.
Friday 22 January 2016
On Friday I wrote a 311-word blog post for me, then a 30-word blog post and a 136-word blog post for the pro-bono project. And I did some other social media admin for the pro-bono project.
In the afternoon I updated the Pen & Sword page on this blog – you can follow the link here – adding 12 new books. I also added 14 new books to ALCS (I get a percentage on books I’ve edited) and 1 article.
On Saturday we managed a research day/day out, travelling slightly further afield to Ripon in North Yorkshire. On Sunday we had a mini-session in Wormy’s kitchen, making lime meringue pie to go with our roast chicken dinner.
Monday 25 January 2016
Monday morning started a little late and I almost forgot to post the gig list gig request for the weekend. I wrote a 770-word blog post and updated the diary for the coming week – something I usually do on the previous Thursday, but I was out jollying. 😀
In the afternoon, I cranked up Scrivener and typed in 1,257 words for Catch the Rainbow, and I chased an overdue acknowledgement.
Tuesday 26 January 2016
Tuesday looks a little empty as I refer to my diary, as I must have forgotten to fill it in. I know I didn’t write any words, though. But again, I did surf the job board and I pitched for another 7 jobs.
I registered with 5 survey sites for when I have real down time.
Homework w/c 27 January 2016
I want to do some more work with Scrivener on Catch the Rainbow, and I’m awaiting some blog posts to edit for a new client … although I’ve been waiting since before Christmas (he did send me an email yesterday evening to say they were on the way).
I want to move on with the next part of my fiction writing course and I want to look at the story that came back to see if I can get it out to fave market before the end of Friday.
I’m STILL still waiting for the new cover for the new version of Night Crawler: a Marcie Craig Mystery. It’s almost there now, but we won’t be meeting the 29 January deadline.
What are you up to this week?