Has it Been That Long?

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I knew I’d been away from this blog for awhile, but when I realized my last post was in freaking October I was shocked. What!? I’m SO sorry to have neglected you all. Haha.

I could spend this blog post telling you guys about how crazy things have been – I mean, they have been – and I’ll summarize it. But there are more important things to talk about, as well, and I really want to discuss those things instead.

So here we go.

The Craziness

Alright, so here’s the basic rundown of what’s been going on. First off, we were getting new flooring throughout the entire house. Which meant a few months of preparing, moving literally every bit of furniture into the front room and then moving it throughout the house as the floor was put in, making sure the dog didn’t annoy the workers too much, and basically trying to stand still in a hurricane.

After that, we were dealing with (and still are) wave after wave of ant infestations. I suppose infestation is a little dramatic. I mean, they’re contained within a single place now, thanks to TERRO ant bait, which I CANNOT recommend highly enough. We’ve killed off a few nests already, but it seems like our walls have a veritable city of ant nests in there. Argentine ants are a b—-.

Fun Fact: There can be up to 300 queens in a colony, each of which lays 60 eggs a day. And we’ve been at this for at least a year with the ants.

Yeah.

Anyway, moving on from that, it’s just been general craziness. I added illustration work to my freelance portfolio, spent some time planning out a book for you guys, and working on a course! And those are the things I’d much rather talk about. So let’s dig in.

The Important Stuff

So the first important thing I want to tell you about is the book. While most of you are aware that I’ve been working on the Freelance Writer’s Guide To series of shorter eBooks for awhile, I wanted to make one giant book that you freelancers could reference. Something I can have in one place that I can update as things change with different editions.

The result of that desire was “The Freelance Writer’s Guide to the Galaxy”, a tongue-in-cheek sort of title that true geeks will understand. Card-carrying nerds unite. 🙂

The book will eventually be in both digital and paperback form, and you know I’ll be hosting a huge promotion for you guys so you can get some free sneak peeks and whatnot. I’m still going to write the rest of the AFWGT series of ebooks for people who just want help with a single subject, but for those of you who really want something that covers as many areas of the freelance writing life as possible, this is the book for you.

I’ve also started a YouTube channel. It was actually started a while ago, and then I completely abandoned it because I didn’t have time for it. But now that I’m full-time freelance again and I have a lot more time to do personal projects and write my own things, I’m pretty confident I can keep that channel going.

I hope it’s one more way that people can get the help they need in this crazy world of freelancing we all love so much.

I’d be ever grateful if you’d subscribe to the channel here. Thanks! There’s not much there yet, but I’ll be updating, refining, and, of course, creating a bunch of new content very soon!

Finally, I’m working on a course. I’m pretty sure I’m going to publish it on Udemy, but I might also try out Skill Share. What would you guys prefer? The course I’m working on now is basically a walk-through of your first 30 days as a freelancer. What to do, how to set things up, decisions you have to make, and so on.

It answers the question: “If you were starting over today, knowing what you know, what would you do in your first 30 days to give yourself the best shot at success?”

I hope you guys will find that helpful!

Anyway, I’m out of here for now, but I promise to be back very soon. As in long before 9 months have passed. *facepalm*

Thanks for not abandoning me. Haha. See you guys in the next one.

Also, if you haven’t answered the survey yet regarding the course creation and what kind of content you’d like to see, you can take it here. Or use the link in the first paragraph.

Thanks again, and see you soon!

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