As you can tell, it’s been months since my last post. Sorry! All I can say is “life is what happens while you’re busy making plans.” I have been extremely busy. Freelancing was going great. I had the proofreading projects I wanted. I had time with my grandson and husband. I had time to think about my younger daughter’s May wedding. I thought I was on easy street.
Mentors, friends, and posts from various editing groups warned me about the feast or famine cycle of freelancing. I didn’t believe them. They tried to warn me that clients come and go. I thought they were talking about what happened to them, not to me. I should have listened.
I’m here to tell you that they were right. I am now in the famine cycle of freelancing. However instead of crying in my beer, I’ve decided to accept the challenge and find new clients. So for the last few months, I have been marketing like my business depends on it. I have several irons in the fire. Have had great responses to my queries, and I’m happy with my prospects. This doesn’t mean that I will stop marketing. What it means is that I have learned first hand that marketing never stops. That you have to make time every week to turn over those rocks and get your name out there.
My quiet time has also provided the opportunity to begin blogging again. I will try to be more active on this blog. I have also been given the opportunity to blog on another blog: Grandma’s Home Blogger Place. Here I will have the chance to blog about being a grandma. Something that is near and dear to my heart. I am thrilled with this opportunity. I will have the chance to talk about grand kids, share funny stories, share ideas, and even learn a thing or two.
So even though my life as a freelance proofreader may have slowed a little, my life as a blogger, grandma, and active participant in life seems to be going as fast as ever. Thanks to the followers of my freelancing blog for having faith in my abilities, thanks to Tammy for giving me the opportunity to blog about being a grandma, and thanks to life in general for allowing me to do what I want. Life is good!