I actually started writing daily for InfluencerUpdate.biz a couple of weeks back, which I don’t think I mentioned. Am still doing monthly features, though, the latest of which went live today. Steel are a good bunch and it’s a real pleasure to work with them.
As for other freelance stuff, it’s a bit of a waiting game right now. I’m hopefully close to having two big recurring contracts finally signed off (it has felt like a long wait) and another project that has been rumbling on for ages has finally kicked into gear and is now gently underway.
Then there’s my big thing, the various processes of which are still ongoing. I kind of don’t dare to dream really as it would be too good to be true, by we’re inching there step by step. A lot of bridges to cross first, however. Would love to be in a position to offer a meaningful update on it but it’s still some way off, if we ever do get there.
I’m doing a bit of work for none other than GamesIndustry.biz this week and next which, I shall admit, after a decade+ at MCV feels a tad odd! In a good way, though! It’s a bit like sleeping with your super fit mate who has until now always referred to you as being “like a brother”. Thanks very much to Chris and James over there for offering me the chance.
Had a piece about Nintendo Labo published on the site of toy and design events agency Mojo Nation today.
I’ll have a couple of bits going up each month on InfluencerUpdate.biz for the foreseeable (although I’m not a staff writer!).
I’d foolishly presumed the law would protect transgender parents who have to fight for custody or access to their kids. The reality is pretty grim reading.
I’ve done a few guide pieces for InfluencerUpdate.biz before but this is my first named piece. Will be doing a couple a month for them going into 2018. Thanks Steel.
So that’s a year of freelancing done, then. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster (with a terrifying – though fortunately short – dry spell in the summer!) but it’s definitely a lifestyle that suits me. I do like being my own boss and it’s been great working with so many different clients. I’ve still got some work to do to get to a steady level of income that I’m happy with, but I’ve got four possible projects in the pipeline for the new year that would be tremendously exciting if they come off, along with three recurring clients. I could yet return to a salaried full-time role but if I’m able to avoid A) having to put on trousers every day and B) having to commute, then that’ll be splendid.