I am dog tired at the end of the week. But it’s been a good one. One thing’s for sure: the life of a writer is never dull. Monday started off quiet, with time to write a chapter of 5fingers: rescue (despite feeling lousy with a stomach bug). I got to 10,500 words - a bit behind schedule but I’ll catch up.
Tuesday was spent preparing for the big author visit to a school in Kingston, which was running a Writing Week. (They even featured me in their comic/magazine, Kapow! - a first for me!) I put the final touches on my funny presentation about my life as a writer.
I also had a series of briefing calls for copywriting clients and wrote a blog post. This week I find myself working on eight different client writing jobs. Some span weeks and require thousands of words to be written. Others carry tight deadlines and need shorter bursts of writing.
On Wednesday I had the best author visit ever. Great school! The head and his teachers were really supportive. The 210 young people were keen and impressively creative, writing mini-stories in 6 and 10 words. I am grateful to have gained many new readers for my three published 5fingers books. I am always humbled and thankful to introduce the series to new people.
After that, I had to return back south to work on copy in the afternoon. I was then committed to go out in the evening, still fighting this horrible stomach bug.
On Thursday I did a series of client phone interviews, a string of copywriting edits and cooked a tasty curry!
Today, Friday, still feeling unwell, I travelled to London for a client debrief (the trip to Germany I was spared). The great news is I was commissioned to write 8000 words, and caught up with three other clients.
So, now you know what I do with my days. I’m dog tired. But happy. This was a typical week for Joshua Raven. Goodbye and good night.
Joshua Raven x
Joshua Raven, novelist. Read about my writing and my life here. And have you discovered 5fingers yet?