Heron at Newmillerdam

Heron at Newmillerdam. (Picture: Ian Wordsworth)
Heron at Newmillerdam. (Picture: Ian Wordsworth)

I may have to do some overtime …

Wow, now there’s something I didn’t think I’d see just 2 weeks ago.  But yes, the hard work has paid off and my diary is now officially full. For at least 3 weeks again.

I need to start shifting the work now and get the invoices raised.

Thursday of this week was a wipe-out as we had another appointment in Birmingham with my parents. So I may try and sneak some work in tomorrow – and that’s something else I didn’t think I’d be doing any time soon. Working at the weekend again.

I now have a fiction in to edit, 3 non-fictions (with plenty more on the way), and a commissioned article to write. I also need to build in the job hunting to my daily schedule plus the other admin stuff like invoices, filing, shredding, decluttering, diary work, blogging, the walks report and the gig list.

In November I’m taking part in NaNoWriMo with The Beast Within (the second Marcie Craig mystery). I also want to prepare a marketing pack so I can start approaching firms for corporate work.

Who else is doing NaNo this year?

Today it’s invoices, the blog, job hunting and one of the non-fictions. Tomorrow it may be the same non-fiction or the fiction.

Don’t forget to hop along to have a look at me on LinkedIn. You need to click the button in the side bar as I can’t post a link at the moment.

Today’s picture was taken on a recent walk around a place called Newmillerdam near Wakefield, and was taken by the poet when we happened across a heron fishing – that’s the heron that was fishing, not us …

Nothing much planned for the weekend, other than just one gig on Saturday. But we shall see. Whatever you’re up to, have a goodun.

Security issues

I’ve been having a few security issues of late and I don’t know what’s causing them.

Not all of my emails are being delivered for a start, but that could be because it’s a webmail account and a lot of firewalls don’t like them much.

Yesterday, however, I received an official warning from Yahoo, because there had been some “unusual activity” on the account, and they had temporarily locked me out. I had to go in, via a proper pc, and log in again and then change my password.

For added security I’ve also changed my password on the blog, on my Facebook, on my Hotmail account, and anything else I have to log in to.

The only thing I’ve physically changed in the past few days is have a LinkedIn profile created. I’ve been getting a lot of mail as a result, and that might have something to do with it. I’m not sure how this new account will work, or if it will work, but I’m giving it a go. Pop on over and add me if you’re also on there. It’s letting me add links and just now I’m going to try and auto-post this blog posting too. If I get many more security issues I may close the account again, or suspend it, see if it’s that.

[EDIT: You need to click the button in the sidebar. I can’t get a link to work within the post …]

The work continues to come in and I continue to be busy. I’m checking the job boards every day, trying to keep on top of the diary, and I’ve also updated the gig list today. For the rest of the day I’m reading a book, with a green pen behind my ear.

Tomorrow I’m off down to Birmingham.