Good news

Yesterday I received some good news. I sold my first piece to a new market, which was actually submitted on spec and acknowledged before Christmas but formally accepted yesterday. I’ll have a filler in tomorrow’s Guardian, but it’ll also be available online. I’ll supply the link next week.

I also heard from the newest client, who is “very happy” with the work I’ve done. I have some more to do on that today.

I was invited to bid on several jobs, but I declined all of them as they don’t really fit my experience or skills.

And today I received payment for a job completed 2 weeks ago. Fourteen days isn’t a bad settlement period, but this particular work I usually get paid for within 3 – 5 days of completion.

This morning I pitched for another 7 jobs, and that brings this week’s tally to more than 30.

The to-do list has been fair again, with just 3 items not done. Everything else should be completed by the end of Sunday, as one is a visit to Brum.

I think I’m also moving this weekend. What are you up to? Hope it’s a goodun. 😉

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14 thoughts on “Good news

  1. Martin 17 January 2014 / 2:19 pm

    This is good news indeed, Diane. I’ve flirted with the idea of doing a bit of freelancing, but have not taken the leap. I really pleased that you’re finding new markets for your work.

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    • Diane 17 January 2014 / 2:22 pm

      Thank you, Martin. With your background, you should just go for it too.

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      • Martin 17 January 2014 / 3:02 pm

        The honest truth, Diane? I wouldn’t know where to start.

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      • Diane 17 January 2014 / 3:12 pm

        Then start with the market. And then the idea.

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  2. Martin 17 January 2014 / 3:24 pm

    Perhaps I’ll do that, Diane. Keep you posted.

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    • Diane 17 January 2014 / 3:25 pm

      Good luck. 🙂

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  3. Melissa Marsh 18 January 2014 / 3:28 am

    Wait, wait, wait. You’re MOVING this weekend? Oooh! Well, that’s a bit of big news, isn’t it??? (And CONGRATS on your filler in the Guardian!!!)

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    • Diane 20 January 2014 / 10:23 am

      You’re very observant. 🙂 And thank you.

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  4. carolwarham 19 January 2014 / 5:27 pm

    Congratulations on the filler and good luck with the rest of the work. Oh “I’ll just drop in a quick word that I may be moving!” 🙂

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    • Diane 20 January 2014 / 10:23 am

      Ah, you noticed … 😉

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    • Diane 20 January 2014 / 10:24 am

      😀

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  5. Jackie Sayle 20 January 2014 / 1:22 am

    Knowing Diane, when she says ‘I might be moving’ she could well mean she’ll be dancing at a gig this weekend. She’s a tease like that, dontchya know? 🙂

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    • Diane 20 January 2014 / 10:24 am

      Did a bit of wiggling in my seat to music too … but yes, I did, in fact, move house at the weekend. And office 🙂

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