Today, I received an inquiry responding to a bid for a freelance gig: writing a short book on dog training. It may not sound like a dream come true, but it's a start. If awarded this gig, I'll travel with the dog trainer for a couple of days as he visits his clients, observing and taking notes. Then I'll write. It might not be the most profitable project, but it will be interesting.
I also received a phone call from a former client who said that their new management company wanted to hire me, on a consultant basis, to ease the transition from the current management company. Sure, I said. I'm available. I hope to be discussing consultant fees soon.
Maybe, just maybe, I'll make a go of this freelance thing. Fingers, toes, eyes, and stars are crossed. Wish me luck.
Monday, November 30th, saw my promotion to housewife. It's freedom from the shackles of a soul-sucking job. It's uncertainty. It's the lack of a steady paycheck. This first week of freedom will be treated like a vacation, although I intend to get some writing done.
So, what happens now? I've been hunting for a new job, without result. I'm beginning to look into two membership based groups for virtual assistants and freelancers. I've signed up with Article Bunny and Outsource. I'll be signing up for other freelance connections.
That said, the fiction writing won't stop. In fact, I hope it will proceed stronger and more productive than ever. I envision the current project as an anthology of novellas, of which The Barbary Lion and its sequel Tiger in the Snow will be included, plus a Bratva romance and a girl-next-door, contemporary romance. Full speed ahead!
Wish me luck. Buy my books.