I know, I know, my posts have been sparse the last couple of weeks. I’m working hard at dozens of things, and there are moments when I have so many deadlines at once that I have to remind myself that this is what I wanted (and it is). I hope I can ultimately hone my productivity skills to allow for regular posts during a crunch, but in the meantime, here’s what’s been distracting me:
- Preparing for a residency. I mentioned before that I have a writer’s residency coming up, which will allow me time and solitude to work on my book on lost films. It’s only a few days away now, so I’m doing last-minute research in order to be ready to just write, write, write.
- Interviewing Tippi Hedren. Yes, her. It was an incredible and humbling experience, and I’ll be writing it up for a magazine when I get back from the residency. I can’t wait to tell you more.
- Blogging for a design retailer. One of my regular gigs now is blogging three times a week on design topics. It’s a lot of fun, and I get to generate my own ideas, like this homage to the Olivetti typewriter.
- Ghostwriting. I’m contractually obligated not to reveal that I’m the writer behind some of my work, but of late, I’ve written style guides for a famous shoe company, created recipes and entertaining ideas for a seafood brand, and written what seems like a million city guides for a glitzy travel destination.
And that’s not all. Heavens, no. But that’s a lot of my writing life lately, and it’s of my own making. Yo ho, yo ho, a freelancer’s life for me.
I’ll be absent for a short while during my residency, so peruse the archive if you need reading material, or visit one of the cool sites listed on my sidebar. I could also use advice on maintaining a blog in the middle of a work avalanche, if you have any to leave.