End of Year Jitters


I’ve been sick with the flu the last few days, and may I say…it sucks. All I have the energy for is to watch endless films on Oxygen, Lifetime and various UHF/cheap cable channels and drinking copious amounts of tea and water. In other words, just about the only writing I’ve been doing is on a blog that has nothing to do with writing.

I did, however, find this great, pithy list of things freelance writers such as I need to consider as 2007 disappears and 2008 rears its ugly head. (Thank you, Inkthinker!) Yup, it’s time to consider all those end-of-year business stuff that I’m not crazy about but must do until I can afford even a virtual assistant, much less a real one.

Hopefully I can get back to the Novel I worked so hard on during NaNoWriMo. I really want to finish it by the end of December, but at the rate I’m going (or not going, that is), that ain’t gonna happen. However, on the bright side, I did get to interview a New York Times bestselling writer for another freelance assignment last week. Marisa de los Santos, author of Love Walked In, was very funny, sweet, and smart, and quite frankly, that was probably the most enjoyable interview I’ve ever had. It was like chatting with a girlfriend, which just doesn’t happen often in interviews, much less phone interviews! I’m glad, too, because interviews always make me nervous, and phone interviews even more so.

I’m trying to get my New Year’s resolutions in order, which I realize is jumping the gun a bit as Christmas is still just under 3 weeks away. But considering that this year has seen me fulfill several resolutions and not others, I want to make sure that I make ones that are both doable and ambitious, if that makes sense. Hey, if you’re gonna be flying anyway, you may as well try and reach for the stars, eh?


3 thoughts on “End of Year Jitters

  1. Hi, Marjorie! Oh goodness, I’m so sorry you’ve had the flu — I hope you’re starting to feel better. And yup, I’ve been thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, too — I know exactly what you’re saying about wanting them to be simultaneously ambitious and do-able! I know two of mine already — get my two rough drafts polished up and ready to submit. šŸ™‚Best of luck with your novel, and I hope you are over the flu very, very soon!

  2. TL, Yes, I’ve been feeling better, thank you!Will you be doing NY resolutions? I know that a lot of people don’t put too much stock in them, but I figured, hey, the most successful people in the world get to where they are because of good planning. So why not do it for me? Cheers,Marjorie

  3. Hi,ate marj! ate nabasa mo ba yung reply ko sa’yo dito sa blog mo? ate sorry ah if hindi ako nakapagsulat, sorry talaga. galit ka ba sa’kin ate? hindi ka kasi sumasagot sa comment ko. Ang haba pa naman nun..Buti pa yung friend mo sinagot mo ako hindi…May kekewento pa naman sana ako sa’yo ate. Ahehehe! Mamaya ko na lang kekwento sa’yo. Hahahah!love,aizel

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