>All of yesterday was spent on poster work. Despite telling both “customers” that the first drafts would be ready for proofing yesterday, I had chasing emails from both of them asking when they’d be ready and if they could have them yesterday. Then, after “nagging” me in this way, both had disappeared into separate meetings by the time I went looking for them. One of them, the single poster campaign but with shuffled pictures, was sorted by the end of the day and will be delivered by Friday of this week. The other, the multi poster campaign, went back to the drawing board. On proofs day.
Today is going to be spent going through the running order and flat plan of the magazine. I had it all sorted beautifully, with all word counts set and deadlines agreed. And then they started to come in too short or too long or the pictures were rubbish or we couldn’t use them after all or we had to use these 2 instead. Fortunately my lovely boss has already had a go at a revised running order. But that will be my work for today, and probably tomorrow. I also have to organise some material for the newsletter.
On Monday one of my lovely gig buddies put a link on the guestbook, and a contact number. One of our local magazine publishers is looking for “creative writers” to “work on our magazines”. I didn’t even check it out, I trust this man so much (he’s an ex-copper and a good mate). I called the number straight away and had a chat, after office hours which was very sweet of her, with the girl that answered the phone.
They’re looking for writers to work on advertorials, general features and interviews, and for someone that can come up with ideas. I can do all of those things, and some. After a really nice conversation, it seems I’m exactly what they’re looking for. Most people are being asked to submit a CV to prove that they’re actually “proper writers”, but as I’m “experienced”, and sound as though I know what I’m doing (well, that’s a start …), I just had to send an email with a brief bio and links to a few work samples. I did this yesterday, and it gave me the chance to polish my e-submission cover “letter” and save it as a template. They also pay a fair wage and are looking for good lengths: 200 – 500 words and 1,000 words.
I’m waiting to hear from them to confirm, but I have a good feeling about it as they’re looking for several writers and not just one. I’m worried about my email address, though, as it’s been “phishing” itself and my email may go straight in the spam folder. I’ll give them a day or so, and maybe call again just to make sure they’ve received it. The auto-receipts don’t always work either.
I do seem to be getting back into this ol’ routine, but please keep everything crossed that things start to work out for me again. I talked about cosmic ordering a few weeks ago. Well, so far, it’s not let me down.