Here we are again. Mid-December. A period for last-minute shopping and catching up with friends and family en route to the over indulgence and inebriation that inevitably brings the month to a close.
For me, from a work point of view, December brings one of two extremes. Lots of work or very little. Either editors have planned perfectly and already have their last issue of the year (often with a shorter deadline) put to bed, or they're scrabbling around trying to find writers to fill gaps in their magazine. I've done a few short deadline jobs this month but, blissfully, I've also found some time to work on feature pitches, new book ideas, put together promotions for my upcoming books and research new clients for 2012.
This period of admin serves me well, not only helping me start afresh in the new year but also allowing me to take a step back from work and look at the bigger picture.
Here are my goals if you're in any way interested:
1. Redesign and better optimise my website to promote my services. (Just look at these sexy new templates from Squarespace).
2. Promote my books. (I can achieve some of this if you click the links below).
3. List and contact clients I can help in the new year. (If you're interested in hiring me, check out my About page and get in touch.)
4. Invest more time in marketing work. (I do scriptwriting and advertising copy too, you know!)