Saturday, January 20, 2007

Wish Me Luck

For those who may not know, I am a freelance writer/public relation consultant out of my home. I worked two years at a PR firm and then have been doing project work on my own for the past 6 years. Some days I have alot of work, others I have nothing. I work on anywhere from magazine articles (I have even won an award for one) to press releases, product manuals, media kits and web writing. Basically if it needs written, I do it. Someday I hope to make a transition to writing a book. Matt keeps telling me that when Sam goes to kindergarten in 2 years (sob!) it would be the perfect time to start writing it. Anyways, enough about my boring work.

I got a call yesterday afternoon from where I am a contractor asking if I could do a quick turnaround on a project for them. Basically it is rewriting and editing a project entry for a company-wide contest. Since this is a multibillion dollar company, this is a pretty big deal. Sure no problem, I can help. After all, how big of a project could it be? So the client emailed it to me late last night and after talking with him today I learn the "little project" that needs to be to him by mid-Monday, is to be 25,000 (yes, that is 25 THOUSAND) words. Oh and can I write up a quick 1,500 work executive summary?

I'm going to die. Please wish me luck. I'm going to need it.


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Val, that's me said...

Oh sweetie, Im sorry. You can DEFINITELY do it! Just ramble, and you are good at doing that! It will all come together. Thinking of you...

Jamie said...

So much for the weekend right? oh well we all know that you will not sleep and have it done by 4 am monday morning haha just kidding good luck sweetie know you can do it!

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Don't freak out! Have faith!

When I journal, I sit for an hour and type nonstop. That comes out to about 1,500 words.

Just breathe, put your headphones on and get to it!

Email me if you need anything. I know it seems daunting. When I was planning and brainstorming my novel, I was freaking about the word count. I instead brainstormed and within a couple of days had over 12,000 on paper. You'll be fine. I'm sure of it!