It's been a minute. I've been quite busy these days. I have so much going on, I can't get focused. I may have a slight case of ADD....maybe not. The beginning of this week, I had about five articles due by the 31st. One of them happens to be the cover story for this mag in town. Yippee! More money for me.
So far, I've gotten two out of the way. Look for interviews with J. Holiday and contemporary gospel newcomer, Ian Von (see below) in the November issue of Clutch.
Since I'm not ready to build a website, I now have a myspace page for freelance writing only. Check it out. www.myspace.com/alishatillery (Oh, and thanks for the comments on The Fashion Bomb post. I really really appreciate it!)
On top of that, I had a workshop for work on Wednesday, not to mention acting as a "credit specialist" and spokesperson for a segment on the local news. And they're coming back for another interview today.
Then on Tuesday, the roommate was out sick for a proposal meeting at the county office. Even though she called the supervisor to fill in for her, of course, she didn't get the message and was a no-show. Therefore, yours truly had to handle the entire presentation. I wasn't too happy about it at first, but I pressed on. It was a good meeting, too.
I was a little P.O. when the in-house weird scientist stood by like a hawk listening to my TV interview. It could be me just being paranoid, but I know he stayed around because (1) he was the previous unofficial spokesperson and he was just dying to get on camera. Damn near salivating and licking the reporter's feet (2) he doubted my ability to do well. Bet you didn't know that was my job before I got here-media relations, I mean.
Bottom line: After all that meeting and presenting and talking and teaching....I'm tired as hell.
Before I was saying, "Hey, I didn't sign up for all this! Where's that raise (because I'll be looking for one.)?" But I'm just glad that I'm getting the experience and thankful that God has given me a gift that allows me to speak in front of people and conduct myself professionally with confidence, instead of fear.
On top of all that, my brain is still turning about my PR consulting. I'm at a standstill right now. I'd like to talk to some people first and get good advice before I jump in head first. I just read an article about more organizations contracting projects to consultants, rather than going to PR agencies to handle the PR in its entirety. That's a good look for me. I just feel like I have to get moving. No time like the present.
Now tell me who's the cheapest (and best) website hosting site!