I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Spokane to the Northwest Woman Magazine offices. It was fabulously interesting and wonderful as a way of cementing the relationship I have with the publisher. We had meeting upon meeting upon meeting ... you get the picture. The first afternoon we visted the office by ourselves and got quite a lot of work done. She and I have much the same vision for the Portland division. She took me out to dinner with her fmaily which was nice. Yesterday morning, we had a breakfast with other business owners in the area. Then back to the offices to meet the other employees. A quick trip to office depot and then lunch with the manager of the radio station we are using to send out the NW Woman Magazine radio show. A sales rep was also there and he explained how to sell radio ads and how the structure was different and similar to print ads. I also got a tiara, (for the tiara club) a huge box of office supplies and a box of very cool nightshirts for promotional stuff. All in all, a very satisfying trip!
I had an editor contact me while I am gone to do revisions on a piece we thought we had put to bed. Hopefully, it won't come back again. We are beginning to hate the brand we are doing it for. I got that out this morning... I am pretty tired from all the driving, but I think I did it okay! Snort.
I am feeling pretty discouraged about my fiction. Pretty talentless. Got another agent rejection. Have another one that wants to see it, so we will see, but I am about to put this novel to rest. This one didn't like the name either. Sigh.
My CP group doesn't seem to be too thrilled with my skate series either. They are very helpful, don't get me wrong and it might just be the genre that bores them... Anyway. Am feeling a bit ... discouraged, I guess is the best way to put it.
But onward and upward. I need to try to get as much work done this week as I can... hard when Monday is gone. Just like last week. But I haven't invoiced hardly anything and it is already the 12th!