Wow! I just noticed I haven’t posted on here in a while.
I’ve been terribly busy lately—basically working around the clock, like two full-time jobs around-the-clock, for the past several weeks doing the day job at the furniture store and my own business’ projects. I’m crazy tired, but this is a good problem to have ‘cause I’ve been getting more interest in my business (and more business in general!) lately. Within the past two weeks I’ve gotten interest from four new clients—two of them today.
This has never happened before!
I’m not wiggin’ out yet because really, they aren’t my clients until we’ve signed an agreement or a payment has been made. But man. I’m so excited to see Simplicit Interiors picking up.
Still struggling with what I should be charging for my services, but I suspect that’s just something I’ll have to keep playing with. I don’t expect to be able to quit my day job doing what I want to do (interior design that’s priced affordably enough for middle-class clients), though I would like to be making a nice sum of extra cash on the side.
It’s a learning process, I guess. On March 14th it’ll only (but happily!) be Simplicit’s one-year anniversary, so I’ve got plenty of learning left to do!
Also, my poor fantasy trilogy project, Element 7, has seen nothing of me in a long while. Though, my awesome boyfriend—who also writes and studied professional writing at a university—has been reading through the work I have managed to edit when he gets the chance, and for that I am grateful. I’ll need to get more editing and writing done, though, or else he’ll run out of things to read! O.O
I don’t expect this weekend to be too crazy, though, so I’m going to do my best to dedicate two mornings towards editing the rest of the first book in Element 7. (That’s when I do my best work, you see.)
What Is Element 7?
So glad you asked! ;) Briefly, Element 7 is a fantasy dieselpunk trilogy project that I started working on back in like 2007. Not seriously, at first. Just playing with ideas. But in the last two years I decided I’d like to get it finished and published one day.
The first novel, briefly, is about an aviatrix named Voi Román who has a rare condition. She commits espionage in exchange for a cure, unwittingly falling prey to an occult international conspiracy.
I like to think of it as something similar to “Amelia Earhart-as-spy conspiracy theory meets Avatar/The Legend of Korra,” basically. (Yes, there’s elemental magic.)
I have a lot of fun with it when I do get to work on the project. I even keep some Pinterest boards for inspiration.
Just thought I’d share!