Wed. June 12, 2103: Knocking Items off the List

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Sunny and cool

Got a decent amount of work done, but not as much as I wanted to. I have to more than make up for it today, since I’ll be at an environmental conference for the next two days.

Just as I prepared to leave for a meeting, I found out that one of my favorite editors is leaving a publication for whom I work regularly — tomorrow. He’s leaving for something wonderful, and I’m delighted for him, but I’m still having separation anxiety, working with a new editor. This is my fourth editor with them in six years.

The meeting went well. We are a solid, focused group and work efficiently together.

I’m feeling very burnt out, and can’t take off time until the weekend. There’s just too much that needs immediate attention and feeds into paying the bills right now. When the bills are paid, I can relax for a day or so. Until then, I have to push.

Worked with students, both the private students and the ones in the RWA workshop.

Got some reading done, mostly because I was out of steam to do much else. Am waiting impatiently on news from the proposals, which is silly, because one can’t expect instant response. Have a new editing client whose work I need to get started on today.

Also today: A review, a press release, two articles, working with students, prepping for the environmental conference, winding up admin paperwork on another project, and getting started on the week’s classwork.

So I better get going, hadn’t I?

Devon

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Published in: on June 12, 2013 at 8:28 am  Comments (2)  

2 Comments

  1. Sign of a revolving-door company — four editors in six years. Even the one I worked for had a slightly better track record. Their jobs are tough anymore — work with a skeleton crew, minimal freelance budget, and probably even lower pay.

  2. I’ll have to look for the Mercedes Lackey book you mentioned Ina prior post. I hope your able to take even just a few hours for yourself soon!


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