Fri. Feb. 22, 2013: Life Inspires Art — Sometimes For the Wrong Reasons!

Friday, February 22, 2013
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Cloudy and cold

Tough day yesterday. Still working on casting issues. Managed to work with students, but didn’t get CREATIVE STIMULUS finished, so that is today’s priority.

I emailed the author of an article I really liked (who happens to live in Boston); I heard back from her, and she gave me an idea for a new piece. Love when that happens! I did some work on it this morning, although I may be still too close to the situation that inspired it for the piece to work best. I may just sketch it out and do more on it in a couple of months. It’s a mystery, and yes, I plan on “killing off” everyone who is currently working my last nerve! Ah, the transformative power of art.

So sick and tired of late-paying clients I could scream. The people I have to pay (utilities, et al) still expect their money on time, and this attitude that my freelancing “should” just be a hobby and I should get a “real” job infuriates me. Writing is a real job, and I’m a damn good at it. Time to up myself to a better client tier, which is a process.

And then, just after this rant, a payment comes through from a new client — not only on time, but early! Which just brightens the world a whole lot more for me today.

Hope I can clear a lot off my desk and get some rest this weekend. I need it!

Devon Ellington

Don’t forget to sign up for “Prolonged Engagement: Developing the Series” from March 4-8. Developing the class has been a terrific process, and I think you’ll get a lot out of it!

Published in: on February 22, 2013 at 7:16 am  Comments (2)  


  1. Late payers deserved to be sued and dumped simultaneously. I have a no-prisoners stance — three months to pay in full (plus any late fees) then your ass is in collection or litigation.

    For me, going up a tier meant simply quoting a higher price whenever a new client came on board.

  2. How lovely – and rare – to get an early payment! I agree with Lori in that late payers should be sued and dumped. Infuriating. It’s the attitude I hate, as if a writer’s time is worth nothing.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend.

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