Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Insane work decisions

I don't know if it's the black dog or lack of coffee but I am making some almost unworkable work decisions. I'm currently writing an educational series for a publishing company over east. I've never written for them before but they are big and pay well. I'm supposed to have three of the six books ready by the end of June. END.OF.JUNE. I'm about a third of the way through one book and keep telling myself that once I've done one book, the others will follow on very quickly. At the rate I am going, even if I were to work for every possible waking hour left in the month, I will only have one book done.

If this isn't bad enough, I just accepted a contract for a government department to edit some strategic plans by END.OF.JUNE. I hate to say no to jobs as I know they may never contact me again. I also need my editing fix. My day is no good until I've corrected grammar somewhere.

I guess I am hoping that the publishing company is running behind schedule--like my old publishing company always was. And that the government department won't be ready to send me their stuff, which is almost a dead cert from past experience. Any grammatical errors in any of my posts are intentional.

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