Tag: work

Quick Update

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I realize that the blog has been suffering as I concentrate on the novel.  Sorry about that.  Anealio was kind enough to say, when I mentioned the lack of blogging, “Screw the blogging!  Write the book!” He’s not wrong.  Still,…

Focus

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I’ve been pretty focused this week.  Honestly, I have been pretty focused for a while, just in pieces. Let me esplain. I’ve been focused on the novel re-write, but I always have gaps where I find myself realizing I haven’t…

SUCCESS

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I am not a fan of corporate speak. There is a culture of buzzwords and having meetings to plan meetings and spew catchy phrases that permeates the business world.  I am not a fan. To me, common sense should win…

My problem is your problem

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I love it when people project their problems onto you. They’re messy so you must be messy. They’re unhappy so you must be unhappy. They’re disorganized so you must be disorganized. Wait – what? I don’t love this!  I HATE…

Writing Journal: Day 24

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Motivation is hard.  Or, I should say, motivating myself can be hard. I have the kind of job that leaves me drained these days, mentally, physically, emotionally – when I get home, I am partially shut-down.  When you feel that…

Writing Journal: Day 13

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I wonder how other writer’s cope with interruptions.  I don’t mean the cat just puked, the dog dug up the backyard sprinklers or the kids figured out the cable code that let’s them access Skinimax – no, I mean the…

A new gig – 40k Books

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So, I have news. One of the things I want to do in 2011 is expand my freelance opportunities.  Blogging, podcasting, marketing, tweeting – these seem to be a natural course to take and services to offer in order to…

Freelance Work

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hi! My name’s Patrick Hester and I’d like to work for you! I’ve added a new page to the site detailing the different types of Freelance Work I’d love to do for you. The list includes: Blogging – looking for…

So – I’m behind

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Man, being sick really put me behind the eight ball (old saying. Look it up.) I am behind on several projects, not the least of which is some posts I promised Sf Signal. I’ve got a couple nights of podcasting…