Country Living Series

Monday, April 4, 2011

Another one bites the dust

Among the many projects I've been finishing up in the last two weeks, another one bites the dust today.

Last year I was contracted to revise a book entitled How to Start a Home-Based Craft Business, by a fellow named Kenn Oberrecht. Mr. Oberrecht had gone through five revisions of this book and wasn't interested in doing it again, even though the book was badly out-of-date (understandably and most notably in the section on computers and their usage in a craft business). Because of my experience helping run a home-based crafts business -- as well as being a freelance writer -- I was contacted and then contracted to revise the book for a flat fee (no royalties).

It was actually rather a delightful project with many fine editors. I am just now reviewing the final pdf before it goes to press.

Last week's projects included a magazine article and a column (both due Friday) as well as finishing up the layout for the quarterly Dexter magazine:

This week will be entirely devoted to taxes (insert groan). Our appointment with the accountant is on Friday and I have not -- quite literally -- even begun to work on them (insert double groan).

At this point I would like to apologize to everyone whose emails I have NOT answered. They're piling up, and they're likely to pile up even more this week. I'll get to them, I promise!


  1. Your plate is very full,blogging is fun, but sometimes life can get awfully busy.At least your enjoying it! Blessings jane

  2. Somewhere in the middle of explaining/reading all that, I had a mental image of you on an ATV - with a laptop bailing twined against the steering section - zooming out into the pasture to round up gypsy cows....occasionally hitting the "save" button.....

    All kidding aside, as much as it's overwhelming sometimes - it's great to have the work coming in and to be respected highly enough to be asked for your writing expertise...:)

    Maybe the chickens can learn dictation - ?

  3. good luck with your taxes. this is our first year where we did not have to file...our pockets may be empty but with a sigh of relief, there is a smile on our faces.