That noise you hear today was my workload hitting my desk.
It began late last week when someone hired me to write a blog, around 500 words. OK. Then the you-know-what hit the fan. The topic of the blog isn't anywhere near my subject matter expertise (or of any interest to me, either). So I used the garbled paragraphs of so-called instructions to draft an article. I informed the client that I would be happy to revise per his feedback, but I needed that feedback right away in order to meet the platform's deadline. No go. So, I delivered the article with a note that I would still be happy to revise it per his feedback.
I haven't heard back.
Another person hired me to edit his documents, but then couldn't figure out how to upload the documents to the platform. So, I had to request an extension, which was a pain in the neck, because I wasn't going to make the deadline. I can't edit documents I don't have. The client finally managed to send me the documents. I delivered them today.
The BIG newsletter that I do reached the formatting stage. Of course, Adobe updated InDesign, which means--just like Microsoft updates--the program doesn't work as well as before. Argh. I usually spend a full day on getting that newsletter ready for circulation. Today, I did it in five hours. Let's hope I didn't screw something up too badly. If I did, then I should have a little wiggle room to fix it. I hope.
Of course, there are the usual obligations: this blog, the blog for LinkedIn, and so forth.
It's been a long, long day.