Do you like me? Really, really like me? And all that jazz.
Have I mentioned I seriously dislike self-promotion?
Anyway. I’m rambling. I have a page on Facebook, you can see it on the right, too. I post stuff related to writing, sometimes about my writing, and cats. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy (especially the kitties), check it out.
I’ve spent the first 10 days of September with my family in Croatia. It was mostly cloudy, and sometimes rainy, too, as you can see on the only sea picture I’ve shot. While I checked out every day whether I’ve got new messages from potential clients, I made it a point to do it no more than once or twice a day, and to rest. Which meant reading a few books and spending time with my family and their new puppy (on the pictures below; he’s adorable, isn’t he?).
I was aware that I wouldn’t be able to jump right into writing a bunch of texts on a daily basis after I returned. I knew I wouldn’t be able to jump right into any kind of continuous work immediately (well, not unless I was forced to, and fortunately, I wasn’t). And yet, it still surprised me how dizzy I felt, how unprepared for work.
I knew, rationally, that I needed time to adjust. But at the same time, it annoyed me that my brain wouldn’t listen, that it demanded time to get back on track. Being aware that something is perfectly normal doesn’t necessarily make you calmly accept it.
Anyway, I’m back. Back home, and back to work as CatWriter. And it feels good.
Enjoy in the puppy pictures!
Translating has been slow lately, which is my way of saying that there’s been none for the last three months or something. So, I did what I was thinking about for a while: I took a leap, registered with a few freelancing websites, and started looking for writing work there. The idea is to write for a living again, which is what I wanted to do all along.
So far, I’ve been most successful on Fiverr, as Catwriter. And, yes, I do write about cats (Sphynxes and Domestic Shorthairs). I also write About Us pages and scripts for short videos, and yesterday, after a month on Fiverr, I reached Level 1 (they have Level 1, Level 2, and Top Rated sellers; the higher the level, the more you can charge).
Elance brought me less in the terms of money, but it did bring me my first American paperback publication, in Seeking Human Kindness.
So… Wish me luck, I guess. Or, better yet, wish me a clear mind and quick fingers.