Monday, September 29, 2008

When it rains, it pours . . .

. . . in a good way!

All too often, freelancing is a "feast or famine" occupation. One learns to appreciate the times when there's an abundance (or overabundance) of work, because inevitably there will come a day when there is nothing on the horizon.

Last Thursday, I was asked by one of my regular agency clients to work on-site 4 hours a day for at least the month of October, starting this Wednesday afternoon. That's exciting stuff! I love working with them, and this gives me an opportunity to get more involved in their processes and to get to know their clients a little better.

Today, I opened my email to find a message from the worker's comp client who asked me to be their RFP person. They want to meet with me Wednesday morning to discuss an RFP they just received. Again, this is exciting because I think I can help them refine and improve their RFP process, and at the same time help them land some new business.

Fortunately, I should have plenty of time to work on the RFP in the mornings before heading off to the agency. I am a little worried about juggling any future projects that may come in--but I will deal with them as (and if!) they come. In the meantime, I'm just going to be thankful that October is going to be another good month.


Angie Ledbetter said...

Congrats! Sounds like you're developing some great juggling skills. ;)

writtenexpressions said...

Ha ha, yeah . . . as long as nobody throws any flaming torches or pointy spears into the mix, I think I'll be okay!

Lori said...

It's the Murphy's Law of writing, isn't it? I'm the same way. The minute the work dwindles, the clients disappear. But let just one of them call with a big project.... oy!