Honestly, with blogging, I really shouldn't make any promises anymore! lol
I do enjoy doing it, it's very cathartic, and it's always great to have the posts to look back on, but I always seem to prioritise other things over blogging, especially as I'm trying to enforce the rule of no working on a weekend.
Case in point, I actually started this entry almost a month ago, then forgot about it, and fell into my usual lazy patterns.
Additionally, I've come to realise I want to keep this blog for writing/ work related updates, and I want a private blog for personal updates. I'm in the process of creating a new private blog, I'm just trying to find a site that has all the features I want, but from here on out, these posts will be more 'work' related and less personal.
Still, I'm here now, and ready to update you on what's being going on recently.
Work is going really well, and I'm so happy with the little routine I have for myself. As mentioned above, I try not to work weekends now, and spend Mon-Friday making sure I meet my daily word count target to stay on track with my ghostwriting project.
I just send my second book to the publisher yesterday, and am awaiting their feedback.
It went really well. I don't know if it was that the second time was easier, or I connect with this story more, or what, but I really enjoyed it. I hope the publisher offer me another book after this, I'll be gutted if they don't, but I'll look into other publishers who hire ghostwriters if that happens.
Proofreading is also going well. I really enjoy getting to read these stories from Immortal Works, and I hope my comments help the authors. I also have a great time managing the social media accounts for Animus Ferrum and Caelo Press.
All in all, my working life is brilliant right now. Back when I left CQ, I wasn't sure what I'd do next. I applied to other publishers for similar marketing team roles, but never heard back. I also contemplated started my own book PR service, but something never felt right, so I put it off. I'm actually really glad I did. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy book PR and might go back to it in the future, but after five years of working for CQ, the change of pace is really refreshing, and I just enjoy ghostwriting too much to give it up.
I had a call from the job centre today - I don't quite understand why they need to contact us, with Hubby earning the amount he does - but it was interesting to hear the adviser's input. He pointed out I have a lot of skills that I could combine into my own business, and if that's something I wanted to do, the job centre would be able to offer me business support. It's certainly given me a lot to think about, and I have two weeks before he calls again to mull this all over.