Monday, January 30, 2012

Getting Back in the Swing

Right, so how long has it been?

…Yeah. Pretty long.

So, apologies to my followers that I dropped out of blogging for such a length of time. New York City will do that to you sometimes, but I missed blogging here, and one of my New Years resolutions was to come back.

So what have I been up to?

First of all, massive amounts of freelance writing work. My work schedule picked up a considerable amount after landing a few new clients, which was wonderful—but it meant my morning blogging habit got replaced by a morning extra-work habit. That work hasn’t slowed down too much (and I always feel the need to knock on wood when I say things like that), but I can carve out the time. I just haven’t.

I’ve also been traveling a lot. This past year I went to the Netherlands, Crete, Bretagne, India…and also out West for a ski break with my brother who lives in Utah. Most of these breaks were actually work breaks…one thing I love about the freelancing lifestyle is the sheer flexibility of it all. I’ve been having a blast.

In addition, I’ve been getting more involved in creative things I wanted to do in New York City. I’ve picked up guitar and salsa dancing. I’m putting a strong, concerted effort into learning French. I’m working on a poetry chapbook and getting involved in the slam scene in New York. I’ve got three and a half novels under my belt now—and a major goal for this year is to get one agent-ready. I’m taking acting classes. In other words, I’ve been busy.

I won’t be talking much about my extracurricular activities here. If you’d like to read about them, you can find them on my personal / creative blog, Song Up In My Head. Here it’s strictly freelance writing. Same rules apply…three times a week, come rain or shine or handsome men trying to whisk me off to Paris. Missed you all—but I’m glad I’m back.