Man, life has been so freaking busy lately. Before it was busy in a bad way, but lately it’s been busy in a (mostly) good way.
Oh, and I want to thank the NV’ers who took the time to email me. Nothing bad has happened. I didn’t decide to wrap an extension cord around my neck or anything.
Lately I’ve been busy trying to revive my ghostwriting business. I gave it up a few years back, which was a big mistake on my part. I realize that now. At the time, it felt like the right thing to do. I deleted my accounts from the online marketplaces I used to frequent and closed up shop.
Now I’m trying to put it all back together again. It remains to be seen if Humpty Dumpty can be pieced together again.
The Opposition was kind enough to create an awesome logo. You can see it there in the top right-hand corner. Isn’t it absolutely amazing?
I then started to work on my online profiles, which is an ongoing process. I bid on a few jobs and to my complete surprise, I landed my first job. It was for three reports on eating disorders. I got paid pretty crappy, but it was a necessary step towards getting a good rating and feedback. I worked my ass off on them and just finished the last one tonight. Now I’m waiting with baited breath to see if the client liked them.
I’m exhausted now. I console myself by repeating over and over that it was for a good cause. Perhaps my reports will help people who are battling an eating disorder.
The other thing I did was open a Facebook account. Some of you might know how much I despise Facebook but the new GF says it’s good for marketing so I went ahead and did it. I even bought a domain name and got to work on my own site. I almost had it finished, searched for it with good old Google, found it and then nearly screamed my fool head off when I saw the published portions were full of link ads.
They’re evil. They stare at me with their little link-y eyes and laugh at my pain.
I now have to tear the site down and build it again using a different site builder.
I also have to work on getting references and testimonials. They really do help. I remember when I used to have a bunch. Now I have nothing.
It’s sort of exciting to be building my own business from the ground up but at the same time, it can be very, very frustrating.
So that’s what’s going on.
The link-y eyes are still staring at me. Mommy…make them stop!