I’m plodding through work steadily this week and getting everything done. I’ve had the commissioned story formally accepted, so there’s a lovely payment on its lovely way to me. Another one …
… I’m currently owed quite a bit of money, from several different sources. I’m waiting for a large tax rebate, I’m waiting for a healthy BACs payment, I’m waiting for a decent cheque from one magazine, another from another magazine, and a small one from another client.
I have good work in progress, I’ve delivered to one client already this week, have a job from a new client I’m working on, and several jobs from the lovely bread-and-butter client also in progress. There will be at least another invoice out at the end of this week. (Hurrah!) I also have plenty of work in, waiting for me to start.
The only thing wrong with this picture is the money owed.
I’ve come a long way in quite a short time in that I’m earning fairly decent and regular wages now. But rather than have x-amount owed and x-amount in progress, I also want and need x-amount in the bank as well. This will be my next goal – as far as it’s within my control.
The joys of self-employment, eh? And the joys of being on your own. Although I quite like being solely responsible for myself and my pets. It means I don’t have to ask anyone’s permission for anything, and it means when it goes well, I did it myself.
Yesterday evening, on a whim, I baked a bread pudding. I had some bread that had gone dry quite quickly and didn’t want to throw it away so soon. So I made a bread pudding – and very nice it is too. There are still 3 portions left.
I did the shopping yesterday too, which I hadn’t got around to at the weekend. And yesterday’s study was writing features so I picked a couple of magazines up to study. Today’s study is Teeline again.
My friend Devon, from Ink In My Coffee, has tapped me for “Seven Things About Me”. Thank you! Please nip across and say hi, if you haven’t already. She’s a great motivation to me, a very busy freelance.
Most people know a lot about me, but here are a few things you may not know:
- I can roll my tongue
- I was trained to sing alto in a choir
- I can play Chopsticks on the piano
- I used to be in the Boys Brigade
- I can say tongue-twisters
- I’m allergic to skin products
- I can speak French, I can read German, and I can proof-read Dutch
I nominate …
- Teresa Morgan at The Wittering Woman
- Melissa Marsh at Writing With Style
- Dan Bohmer at Nine and a Half Hours Ahead, recently home safe from Afghanistan
- “Wheelie” Dray at Stroke Survivor
- Martin Hodges at Square Sunshine
- Steve Page at Life of a Fifty-Something Yorkshireman, and
- Manty over at Him, Her and Us
Link back to the person who nominated you, tell us seven things about you, and nominate another seven.