This blog has been sadly neglected of late, which is no great surprise given that I am currently moving life. I started as Managing Editor at Orchard a week ago, and providing the exchange of contracts goes through (insert swearing here) I will be moving house in two weeks’ time. So life at the moment consists of trying to get the important things done and get enough rest in between.
I hope to come back here properly after the house move, though it will take a few weeks as we are going to be doing a fair bit of decorating and it’s not clear how long it will take to get the internet connection set up.
There is, of course, the question of what sort of blogger I can be, as obviously I now have a company affiliation within publishing and am not going to post anything that could compromise this. But I will continue to have a brain.
As for Orchard itself, I’m up to my eyes, and it’s great! The disadvantage of freelancing is that you often get given, at first, two simple things to do; then when a client realises you’re competent you get another half-dozen simple things to do. Juggling multiple commitments is a challenge in itself, but you can also end up longing for just one or two really challenging projects to focus on get your teeth into. I certainly have one of those in Rainbow Magic!