Hard decisions

Today I made the hard decision to stay home and work, even though I wanted to go ride my horse.

So far I'm pretty glad I did.  I've gotten a lot done so far, and I even have a little more time before I have to pick up the kids from school.  If I can get enough done today, I may even make it up to myself by going to the barn tomorrow morning instead.
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By Katharine Swan On Wednesday, October 01, 2014 At 1:50 PM 0 comments

Just one more...

Lately I've been writing short blog posts for a client -- and when I say short, I mean 200 words on average.  They are quick little things to write, and when I really get on a roll, I find myself saying, "Just one more... Just one more... Just one more."

Not that it's a bad thing to get that carried away with work, but sometimes -- like tonight -- it means that before I know it, it's quite late, and all I've done is work.
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By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 At 11:26 PM 0 comments

A productive end to my week

Well, I have to say that as far as weeks go, this one wasn't bad.  I think I easily made up for being sick all last week by being pretty productive all this week.

The only thing I don't have under control quite yet is my sleeping schedule.  I am hoping that this weekend -- which is going to force me to get up earlier -- will help to rectify that, or that getting off the cold medicine will help.  Last night was my first night not taking it, but I stayed up so late working that I wasn't able to get up as early as I wanted today.  I did get up a little earlier than the rest of the week, but not by much.
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By Katharine Swan On Friday, September 26, 2014 At 6:22 PM 0 comments

Play all morning, work all night

Today I threw my daily schedule out the window: I played hooky before picking the kids up from school, and I'm making up for it by working in the evening.

Honestly, though, I love that freelancing allows for that kind of decision.  I don't mind working in the evening.  Although some people would consider that their time to relax, I am relaxed -- I'm just kicking back on the couch with my computer.
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By Katharine Swan On Thursday, September 25, 2014 At 8:47 PM 0 comments

Muse Online Writers Conference canceled for 2014

Yesterday I thought to go looking for information on the 2014 Muse Online Writers Conference.  I participate in this conference nearly ever year, and have since their very first year, so I was disappointed to find in my searching that the 2014 conference has been canceled.  It wasn't a very prominent announcement, I felt, so I thought I would share the news here in case my writerly friends weren't aware of it yet.
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By Katharine Swan On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 At 12:00 PM 0 comments

A week of possibilities, take 2

Let's try this again.

It's not Monday morning, but rather late Tuesday evening, so I don't quite have the whole week stretched out ahead of me... but it's still a week (roughly) of possibilities.  And I did have a fairly productive morning today, especially considering how late I woke up (something I am still working on).
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By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 At 9:12 PM 0 comments

Sick week

Despite all the promises of the coming week -- a week with nothing to do except to settle in to my new freelancing schedule and maybe see my horses a little too -- I got nothing done.  Why, you ask?

Well, this time at least it wasn't my fault.  It was because I got sick.

And not just a little sick.  Really, ridiculously sick.  Sick as in "I hardly left my bed all week."
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By Katharine Swan On Saturday, September 20, 2014 At 8:46 PM 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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