Issue #21: Finishing Things Up

I’m working on finishing some projects I’ve been letting slide. You know the ones: The personal-professional stuff you are doing for yourself AND your business. The things you are hoping will work for the business but might not be entirely sure they will.

Will you be doing the same?

Let’s Get Those Projects Finished Before The Holidays

I am also finishing an eBook for the site and editing a few stories, really wanting to get stuff done before the holidays. That way I can start anew after the New Year.

All this seems important to me this year. More so than in previous years.   Finishing up, to pave the way for new things in 2016. I’ve even decided not to join the NaNoWriMo challenge this year, even though I have joined and won the last few years. I simply want to get some other things done.

The autumn months are a great time to be finishing up projects. Getting things out-of-the-way before the busyness of the holidays, allowing you a fresh look at things for the new year.

I posted a few articles on the blog of interest to freelancing at this time of year:

5 Ways for Freelancer’s to Enjoy Autumn while Staying Productive

Take Your Business Outside this Fall

Benefits of Working Outside


Sit down with a pen and paper. Write down of all the projects you have left unfinished, or haven’t started yet. The ones you think might work for your business. The ones you were hoping to experiment with. Decide which projects are most important to you and write the titles at the top of their own pages. Now, make note of what you want to do with each project, and what should be included. Begin a project and see it through to the end. If you have time, start the next. If you don’t, start after the new year.

Quick Writing Tip

Write wherever the season takes you: At the park, in the coffee shop down the road, or even at your favorite restaurant. Creativity just might hit somewhere other than your home or office.

Writing Prompts

  1. Write a poem using colorful autumn colors.
  2. Write a how to article about decorating for Halloween on a budget.
  3. Create a blog of crafts projects, starting with a few projects for the autumn months.
  4. Put together an ebook of autumn writing prompts to give away on your site.
  5. Write an article on fun family activities for the season and post it on your blog.


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

~ Albert Camus


51P6nkg9E-L._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Organize Your Space and Stuff is a compilation of many articles from How to Live the Freelance Life. Each article has been expanded on for this book, with updates on how things have changed, and action steps to guide you in setting up and keeping up with your office or office space.

A bonus section at the back of this eBook gives the reader creative projects t

hat will aid in furthering their career and brightening their day. These projects are not to be missed. They are fun!

Organize Your Space and Stuff provides take-aways such as ideas for organizing projects and record keeping, as well as keeping track of successes. Organizing the way you do business does not have to be difficult. The eBook offers advice from someone who has tried many things, before beginning to get it right. It also offers recommendations for having a ‘greener’ office environment, and advice for keeping what you need on-hand, so it is available when needed.

103 Pages. eBook. $9.99 on Kindle.

Copyright 2015 Shannon L. Buck: How to Live the Freelance Life

(Photo by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014)


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