Freelancing and To-Do Lists and Calendars (Oh My!)

(Originally posted March 26, 2010)

Being a freelancer is so weird. I worked all day today. I’m sure of it. But again, I find myself at the end of the day having trouble finding something to point to and say, “I did that. Here’s what I accomplished.” Furthermore, I never left the house. It’s a bizarre feeling. But here’s what I *think* went down.

I updated my calendar through June. This took nearly three hours.

I sent about thirty emails to prospective students and producers and writers and actors.

I spoke with my producer/co-founder/best friend on the phone about our next three projects. I also spoke with another actor about an upcoming project.

And now it’s 9:30. And there’s still more to do. And I feel really unfocused.

So here’s what.

If anyone were to take a look at my calendar for the past several years, they would notice that the April’s all have something in common. They are, for the most part, blank. April must be a vacation for me then. Not hardly- in fact it’s generally one of my busiest months. But every year around this time, for reasons I’ve already described, my inner brat tells me that I’ll just remember. That I can just play it by ear.

But not this year.

This year I will keep my calendar up to date. I will follow my routines. And that’s all I have to say about that.

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