The Wind’s Changing Direction…Finally…

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Hey, people! How you doing? Do tell. I’m all ears (and fingers and stubby toes).

How’ve I been? Weeeell, it’s been hard (cue the violin).

Looking back, things started going downhill from the time I quit my office job in November. Not that I regret it, but it’s like when I chucked it in, December and January said ‘Oh yeah?’

Those 2 months were VERY dry months for me, both online and offline.

But, thank God, it looks like things are set to change. I’m still broke but things have been happening of late that’ll massage my cashflow fairly soon.

Soooo, this is how it’s looking this month:

1) Freelance Web Writing: One of my clients who I’ve been working with for a while has increased the amount of blog posts I’ll be writing. There were a couple of time-hiccups where I wasn’t really writing that consistently for him, but I took the New Year as an opportunity for both of us to reflect on and re-establish our working relationship.

Whereas I was previously writing b/w 1 & 3 blog posts every one or two weeks (and at times, less frequently), he now wants 5 of those a week.

2) Workshops: I’ll be running poetry & performance workshops from this month ’til June as part of a multi-school project. I was on the project some years back, but stepped down from it. Last week, I was asked if I wanted to jump onboard this year. Strange thing is I was thinking about the project the day before I got the call. I’m quite apprehensive about it as I know just how challenging and involved it is and I’ve been out of the loop for a bit, but I’m telling myself that there are reasons why I’ve been presented with the opportunity (again).

3) My Frikkin £500 Cheque: Still waiting on that. Yep. It’s been almost 2 months now since I ran that workshop in the school and big momma’s still waiting. Rather than go into the ins and outs of what’s been going on with that, let’s just say that school finance departments come in all shapes and sizes and some are laws unto their own. I’ll leave it at that, shall I?

4) My Rent: My rent officer’s been really cool. I was assuming the worst ‘cos I’m quite behind on it, but she’s been very understanding and has given me a bit of time to get my act together.

My morale was just about starting to lap up the mud in terms of my financial situation so I’m relieved things are stirring. I don’t have to go back to a 9-5 which is great, and though juggling the web writing with the workshops won’t be plain sailing, you can give me those over a 9-5 ANY DAY 🙂

Have a good week, people. Sugared hope in your pocket.

2ThePoint.

10 comments

  1. Anonymous

    Nice! Glad you don’t have to get back to the 9 to 5!

    P.S. – Why do I think you go by the alias tummybug on DP Forums?

  2. 2ThePoint

    Thanks, Anon. I’m extremely relieved about that.

    re: DP & tummybug – I don’t know why you made that association, but now I’m gonna go check out who tummybug is as I’m curious 🙂

    p.s.: I’m ‘isaa’ on DP.

    Have a lovely week.

  3. Bianca Raven

    Hey Big Momma?? You’re in the UK – are you also on peazyshop forums? They pay 10p for basic entries on certain parts of their forums if you want a little bit of extra side income.

    (I wish I knew more UK writing markets to help you out. The truth is – I’m trying to find more UK markets for myself too)

  4. 2ThePoint

    Hi Bianca Raven,

    Thanks for dropping by.

    I know about peazyshop. I use it every so often, but thanks for the mention.

    I think writing 5 articles/wk is enough for me for now what with the workshops I’ll be running too. However I’d like to give the much-higher paying (mag) markets a go at some point, so will be passing by your blog for some pointers 🙂

    take care…

  5. 2ThePoint

    Jen,

    Yes, yay, indeedy! I can’t wait to clear up my debts. I’m not a big spender so if all my bills are paid and I have a little bit of pocket change, I’ll be happy and relieved – it’ll be a whole weight off my mind.

    Have a great week,

    take care…

  6. 2ThePoint

    Thanks, Dean!

    I’m kinda in limbo at the mo’. On the one hand, I know money’s on its way, but in the meantime, I’m broke as f*ck.

    Re: the email – you’re welcome! If I find anything else, will forward on.

    take care…

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