Tag: work

Pivot! Announcing something new

Pivot! Announcing something new

Is it possible to say the word ‘PIVOT’ without picturing Ross from Friends holding a sofa? For me, definitely not. But it’s still the word that comes to mind. I’m making some big plans for my business over the next few months, so I hope […]

Am I in trouble?

Am I in trouble?

No. Of course I’m not. I’m never in trouble. And yet. I constantly feel like I’ve done something wrong and I’m about to get caught out. When I’m in the office (I’m back in house doing a temporary contract), if I take an extra 10 […]

On finding ‘the balance’

On finding ‘the balance’

This could equally have been titled: ‘Discovering that I’m actually a workaholic’ because finding ‘the balance’ so far has proved elusive. There are a multitude of reasons that I decided to go freelance, but one of them was definitely to have more of a work-life […]

5 reasons authors need to take control of their online presence

5 reasons authors need to take control of their online presence

I’ve been working in the publishing industry for over 10 years, and in that time, I’ve heard a lot of reasons about why authors don’t prioritise their online presence. They don’t have time, because all of their time needs to be spent writing. It’s boring […]

The realities of freelance life with Stuart Bache and Natasha Hughes of Books Covered

The realities of freelance life with Stuart Bache and Natasha Hughes of Books Covered

This week I have two of my former colleagues on my blog! Tash and Stu are two lovely individuals who fell in love in the office, then decided to change their entire lives together. They moved to the Midlands, where their families live, started up […]

The Realities of Freelance Life: Ruth Poundwhite

The Realities of Freelance Life: Ruth Poundwhite

I’ve only had a ‘multi-hyphen career’ for a a few months now, but I’ve absolutely loved the mix of things I’ve been working on. From working with authors directly to getting involved with a small publisher, it’s been so interesting to approach what I love […]

The realities of freelance life: Franky Shanahan of Love Audrey

The realities of freelance life: Franky Shanahan of Love Audrey

A few weeks ago, I asked people to tell me more about their lives as freelancers. It’s not something I’m planning to do just yet, but since I technically now have a ‘multi-hyphened career’, figuring out how other people do this thing full time is […]

The realities of freelance life: Rachel Burton – Author

The realities of freelance life: Rachel Burton – Author

I’m not at all a full-time freelancer. I’m not really even a part-time freelancer. I work four days a week for a London publishing house, and am just starting to do my own thing on my fifth day. But I guess I’m one of those […]

On Ambition(s)

On Ambition(s)

This weekend, two of the books I’ve been working on in May are going to be in the Sunday Times bestseller list – one at number nine and one at number one. So exciting! The lists circulate around every publishing house on Tuesday afternoons, and […]