This month I got a new client and lost an old one, am nearly finished with a novel edit, am editing a short as a reward for an A&A patron, and started a new LinkedIn page. I’d abandoned LinkedIn several years ago when I was still doing professional safety management as an independent contractor but every Tom, Thomasina, Dick, Harry and Harriet newbie writer who wanted to glom onto me as editor of Abyss & Apex was competing with every unemployed safety manager who wanted me to hire them. I ran a sole-proprietorship safety LLC (sole – no employees, okay?) and stated EXPLICITLY that my LinkedIn was for safety work – but this did not deter the hopeful spammers. It was more trouble than it was worth. Now that I work exclusively as a freelance editor we’ll see if this iteration is more useful.
I’m very excited about the project I am currently working on, which – for a change – is not science fiction or fantasy: I Swear I’m Not Insane by C.M. Petersen. I love the author’s use of Kill Bill-variety literary jump-cuts that create its slow reveal! The manuscript will be going to the author for one last check this weekend before the proofreader gets it, and the cover is amazing.