Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Close the Curtain

I am ending my involvement with Script Frenzy. It's just not working right now. I think I'd like to go back to it sometime later, but I don't think a marathon writing contest is the best way to learn the complexities of writing a script. I didn't write my first novel with NaNo, so why did I think I could write my first script with Script Frenzy? Anyway, it was a learning experience.

Here's something interesting... I submitted bids on some freelance grant projects. I could really use some extra income right now and there's no time like the present to start working on that freelance dream! I eventually want to do other types of freelance projects, but I found so many grant proposals that I had to bid on a few of them. Don't worry, I didn't overdo it. I looked at my time and figured out how many I could do even if I got all of them. I only submitted 3 bids because I know that even if I get all of them I can do it! I think this will be a good test (on a small scale, of course) to see if I can cope with freelance writing. If I don't get any of these, I'll bid on some other projects. I'll keep bidding until I get something! I'm really excited about this!

Work has been okay lately. I'll be sending a grant off Friday and then I'll start on a new one Monday. I'm seriously averaging about one a week these days. Anyway, I'm still training the guy who is going to be doing my job in Florida. It's interesting, almost like training a replacement, only he's not replacing me.

Anyway, that's enough of that! It turns out that I'll be on the other side of the stage for Hamlet and I couldn't be happier! I'll either be assistant stage manager or I'll be in the light booth. I honestly don't care where they put me, I'm just excited to do it. I'm participating in a lighting workshop on Saturday, so I'll be prepared for either job.

Speaking of Saturday, I'm doing an anti-rain dance because I want to do some outdoor photography after the workshop. Keep your fingers crossed that it's a pretty afternoon!

1 comment:

  1. Devon Ellington8:37 AM

    You, Colin, and I have all scrapped Script Frenzy. I found the parameters didn't support the project for me. It also has me re-thinking whether or not I want to do Nano this year.

    Check out About Freelance Wrting's job board, and also Deborah Ng's Freelance job board -- they often have grantwriting freelance jobs.

    Just remember -- don't pitch for anything that says you get a piece of the grant once it's landed -- you deserve to get paid for your work, whether the grant is accepted or not. I'm sure you know that, but I wanted to re-iterate it.

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