Monday, October 28, 2013

Hardcore Applications!

It's a virtual whirlwind of activity over the last few days as far as bidding for new gigs goes. On the audio front, I submitted for around 20 jobs. My quotes are fairly competitive I feel, so hopefully we'll see if I get awarded any of those jobs. On the writing front, I have very serious prospects in with Dot Com Media, ErieDrive, and a few other private groups. Lots, and I mean LOTS, of work available here, so let's hope this pans out. I've gotten a few paid sample requests from them, so huzzah! I got in with one client only to drop him right away. They wanted me to pay a third party auditor to verify the authenticity of my work. Sorry. Not how I operate, especially for the pennies on the dollar fee I was making compared to my normal rate. I don't really mind it so much, it's just the principle of the thing. I shouldn't be paying someone else so that I can get paid in the first place. It's redundant. Sent out a few more portfolios this morning. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Moving on up

I've been working off and on with, a fantastic ite that is growing very rapidly. I was chatting with the site owner this morning and was surprised to hear that he site has arond 2,000 contributors already. They haven't been operating for very long, so this is all kinds of cool. This morning's net-meeting resulted in an offer to buy a few more stories, and also make give me an administrative position with the site. Sweet! The group there is very nice and open to working with others, so it's a wonderful atmosphere to be a part of. Can't wait to dive deeper in!

Monday, October 21, 2013

General Update

Egads! I'm still here and kicking. The lull in activity is largely due to the birth of my third child. Yes, I actually convinced a woman to procreate with me not once, not twice, but three times. She's very resilient but always faults to my charms of whimsy. The kids are great. The wife is great. 'Nuff said. NOW! Let's get back into the writing world! While I have been able to maintain some smaller clients, I am once more in the market for that elusive Big Fish. That one client that really takes up all of your free time. The particular customer that needs a little extra rub. You know the one. Lots of feelers thrown out there, so we'll see what comes about. I'm thinking of starting a Linked-In profile just for freelance work. Whelp. Stating it was all the convincing I need. I'll create one today. Working on things again for Bad Tiger Studios, as well as Jungle Age. A collection of stories, Red Planet Rising, is on the way. I was hoping to get some backing for that, but having another baby pretty much killed that prospect, so I'll most likely just self-publish the thing. Got a job with a game company, writing events. Their system is...baffling, but lucrative. Is this the Big Fish? Hmm...