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.


Lori said...

My lord, girl! It's wonderful to see you back. :) I've been following your chronicles somewhat on Facebook. No wonder you've not blogged!

Welcome back, toots. I for one missed you. :)

Jennifer Williamson said...

Thanks, Lori! Yeah, it's been a wildly insane and wonderful year! Hopefully I can keep things going this time. Missed you too!!