Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Greetings from my little island . . .

No, I'm not on a deserted beach somewhere. I wish. Just trapped here at my desk, knowing there are 10,000 things I should be working on, but unable to do any of them. As I posted on Facebook earlier this morning, it's days like these that make me wish I had co-workers around. I do miss getting up each morning, putting on a nice outfit and makeup, and settling in at my desk with regular chit-chat breaks in between meetings and deadlines. Oh, and did I mention I also miss the steady paycheck?
Don't get me wrong. I am grateful for being able to work from home. But trying to drum up enough business in between my children's school and extracurricular activities is difficult, and I tend to lose enthusiasm and energy for my writing projects by the time the sun sets. I've had a hard time juggling everything lately and staying focused on what I need to do most -- prospecting!
Anyway, it's been a busy past few months. I've had a pretty steady roster of work that is now all turned in, and I realized my manuscript needed to be expanded, so it's been put on the backburner. I need to pick it back up again, but revisions are so hard for me. I'd rather just start on a new story I've got in my head, but I realize I'll never publish anything that way, so onward and upward.
On a fun note, I got to meet one of my musical heroes, Greg Laswell, when he opened for Sara Bareilles in Charlotte last month. I actually scored two free tickets to see him, in exchange for passing out his free music download cards at the show. It was a blast, and I got a new story idea from the experience. So many ideas, so little time! He's a great guy, and if you haven't checked out his music yet, please do so! I guess I should get back to work now!


Mary Aalgaard said...

I read your article in Hope's newsletter. Great advice for freelancers. I'm just emerging. I read your comment on spammers. I hope that problem is corrected. I'm interested in your writing journey.

Renee Roberson said...

Thanks, Mary! I'm glad you enjoyed the article. So far the spammers have taken a little hiatus, so I'll try to get back here and update soon!