1st February 2010. It’s a brand new year – well, for me anyway. January was full of little bits of busyness, straggly leftovers from things not completed in December. It was all work, and all paid, but it didn’t have the satisfaction associated with starting something new. No, February is usually … [Read more...]
Creative Plus Business blog
Our doyenne Monica has been self-employed in the arts for almost three decades (yikes!), and has a literal lifetime of personal experiences in juggling creativity, business, family life and friends. She's very well versed in the triflings and trivia of creative self-employment, and writes about everything from her own tips and tricks (the MMM), the boring everyday (cleaning up her office to attract more work), her lively adventures (making a documentary in the USA) and those things that make the creative life so unique (her obsession with having two doorbells). Read on for more!
1st October, 2009 I had an entertaining experience last night interview a charming filmmaker and performer for my new book on creative freelancing. We started the interview with a glass of wine (as you do), and things became rapidly more hilarious from that point on. We discussed how we had both … [Read more...]
19th September 2009 My office is not usually the citadel of tidiness but today it is rather unusually strewn with clothes instead of paper. I have been so busy that I have started to pack for my latest overseas trip while working at the same time. My clothes are flung over the lounge here in my … [Read more...]
29th August 2009. I am in a state of madness, the kind brought on by a great and terrible fear. The fear that freelancers know only too well. It is the awful fear of running out of work and then, of course, running out of money. Don’t get me wrong, I have work, and lots of it. I’m off to Fremantle … [Read more...]
25th July 2008 Look, I don’t want to use this blog as a whinge platform but sometimes needs must. Yesterday I chatted to a couple of clients, both of whom wanted to send couriers around today. Deliveries being what they are, they couldn’t tell me exactly when, but sometime between 9am and 5pm. No … [Read more...]
10th July 2008 I am having an experience I have never had before. I am holding in my hand a book that I wrote. It has my name on the cover. It is one of the truly weirdest things I’ve even done. It’s called Freelancing for Australian (for Dummies). That’s right, it’s a Dummies book. It has the … [Read more...]