It’s not the most professional image to accompany a list of recent publications, but it beautifully illustrates the haphazard nature of late summer freelance work. You’ve got the tools, you’re getting the work done, but there’s a certain … something … that’s missing. After an intense spring, I backed way off this summer. I did a lot of camping, made it to a couple music festivals, caught up with some friends (and my kids!) who wondered where I’d been all spring. I made deadlines and maintained connections with key clients, but I didn’t pursue new work.”Taking it easy” doesn’t mean “taking time off,” though. Here’s what I published in late summer.
This last one is also in print, so if you live around Puget Sound, pick up a copy of the September ParentMap.
I also wrote a few blog posts and subsequently forgot about them. I’ll try to get them edited and published soon.
I hope your summer was as relaxing as mine, and that the autumn return to routine has not been painful. The nice thing about taking a break is the way it helps you remember that you actually do like your work (if it’s true). I’m really looking forward to taking on new projects this fall.
P.S. I haven’t been sharing stats in the last couple of these posts because I haven’t been very active on the blog. But I was the result of two fun search terms in the last month:
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I had to search my archives for aubrey allicock. Turns out he’s the barihunk who played Figaro at Seattle Opera last season.