Vacation and unpacking

I was off from my nanny job last week, and I'm off again this week.  I still have had some babysitting here and there, but mostly I've just been using my time off to get fully moved and unpacked.  I wanted to resume something of a full-time freelancing schedule when I was off, but the move has made that near impossible.
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By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 At 8:59 PM 0 comments

Wired up!

The tech came today to set up my Internet, so I am finally online from my new place.  Hooray!  It's such a relief to be able to get online and work from my own home.  It's amazing how much you take that for granted sometimes.

Surprisingly, though, the five days without wifi went quickly.  Lots of factors helped to make that easier than I thought it would be: my iPhone, the many opportunities I had to get wifi while I was without at home, the fact that it was over the weekend, and my deadlines not being until mid-week.
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By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 At 3:29 PM 0 comments

The wait for wifi

I've been moving all week, but I'm nearly done now.  Unfortunately, I waited until Thursday to set up Internet access at my new place, and of course they can't set it up the same day.  So I won't have it until Tuesday around midday.
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By Katharine Swan On Saturday, June 13, 2015 At 10:44 PM 2 comments

Just staying afloat

With the move (which is taking longer than intended) and some other unplanned problems (my car's brakes decided to fail quickly and spectacularly the same week as my move), I've just barely been staying afloat.  It's hard enough to keep up on my client work with moving, packing/unpacking, juggling cars, and all the other complications.

I'm hoping to get fully moved soon, perhaps as soon as today but maybe as late as Sunday.  Once that's done, I'll be able to take all of next week (which I have off from my nanny job) to finish unpacking, settle in, and get caught up (or even ahead!) on client work.  I'm also hoping to get my personal projects (my unfinished nonfiction project from NaNo 2014, my unfinished novel from NaNo 2013, and my novel series that I still want to get back to work on) better organized, and start preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo in July.

And I'm also hoping to get caught up on blogging.  The sooner I get fully moved, the sooner I can start settling in, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for tonight!

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By Katharine Swan On Wednesday, June 10, 2015 At 11:54 AM 0 comments

New leaves

All manner of things are changing in my life this summer.  I'm moving this month, and as part of that, I will be depending on my freelance income even more than I have been the past year.  Necessity is the mother of more than just invention -- it has made me work harder this past year, and I suspect it'll take me to new levels of productivity in the next year.

As part of my life changes, I've made some resolutions -- a little bit like New Year's resolutions, except hopefully more lasting.
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By Katharine Swan On Sunday, June 07, 2015 At 1:14 AM 0 comments

NaNoWriMo, Denver Comic Con, and being sick

I lost a lot of last week because I was sick, and then over the long weekend I went to Denver Comic Con, so I've been MIA a lot lately.

My illness hit me two weekends ago, and it really hit me hard.  I canceled a lot of my obligations that weekend and slept for most of it, thinking that would help me to be fully functional once Monday rolled around.  Unfortunately, once I went back to my regular schedule on Monday, I had a major setback, and it wasn't until Thursday or so that I felt well again.  Luckily it cleared up before Comic Con!
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By Katharine Swan On Friday, May 29, 2015 At 6:50 PM 0 comments

Sick days as a freelance writer

I got sick over the weekend, and despite getting a lot of sleep, it's been hanging on this week.  I think it's probably because I went back to my usual schedule, in which I only get around seven hours of sleep a night -- not really enough if I'm fighting an illness at the same time.

When it started on Friday, I thought it was just a cold, but then on Saturday I was fairly sure I had a fever.  I didn't get my hands on a thermometer until I had already taken an ibuprofen, but I still had a low fever at that time, so I'm guessing it had been higher before.

I slept most of the weekend, but yesterday I had to go back to my usual schedule, thinking I'd be better.
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By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 At 11:14 AM 0 comments

Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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