I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but the last couple of months have been a blur. Here's a quick rundown of my story...
Daniel Suarez and librarian JJ Jacobsen, who manages the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction at UC Riverside.
I also participated in NaNoWriMo in November, and while I didn't make a big splash with my word count, I made some crucial revisions to the first several chapters of The Beasts of Qaza that needed to happen before moving forward.
December brought on not only holiday madness but also a job hunt. For the last two plus years, I've been making a living as a freelance writer and editor, with most of my work coming from one main client. It was wonderful in many ways. Most importantly, I was able to work from home and be there for the first 8 months of my daughter's life. I can't overstate how valuable an opportunity that was.
|Instagram selfie from first day at the new job in SF.|
My first day was Tuesday and things are off to a great start. It's going to be a big transition for me and my family now that I have to commute, but at the same time it will make our lives easier in so many ways.
I'm also hoping it'll open up more time for my own writing, since while freelancing I was often working nights and weekends to complete paid freelance work. Time will tell. I've promised to get my agent my new manuscript by spring, so we'll see if I keep my promise!