Doubtless you have noticed that I’m posting here less frequently than I’m used to. Time seems to be demanding less work on my blog. It’s strange that things are tight financially, but some days I have lots to do, and other days I don’t have anything to do except recover from the days where I had lots to do. Or, at least, that’s what it seems like.
The :Trenchcoat Farewell Project: continues. The bookbinders report they should be done within the next couple of business days, and I have to consider the best way to pick these things up and take them to my house. Unfortunately, they don’t deliver.
Web work is also continuing apace. Two new commissions, one from the New Quarterly magazine and another from local poet Brian Henderson are keeping me busy. These, however, are going quite well and should be made public in the next couple of weeks.
I’m also pleased to report that I have a couple of freelance gigs together. I’ll say more as soon as the first article appears in print; I don’t want to jinx it. But right now I’m working on an article, juggling interviews and research. And I can report that I’ve been accepted onto the Kitchener-Waterloo Record’s Community Editorial Board — a group of 24 local residents who are now charged with writing six articles throughout this year about the local issues that affect us. So, it looks like my name may be appearing in print more often in 2005 — fingers crossed. Again, don’t want to jinx it.
The irony is, I also have a temp job. Why is that ironic? Well, it’s paying the bills, but it’s also eating up the daylight time required to interview people for my articles, or get the web work done. It’s a struggle to do the work that pays my bills now, while at the same time doing the work that may well pay my bills a couple of years from now.
So, something’s got to give. Thus my blog pace has slowed down.
But I’ve still got the urge to write, so you will see more of me. I’ve also restarted work on The Night Girl, and hope to post a revision of the beginning shortly.