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What was I thinking??

I took on a freelance job this week in addition to my other commitments. Why? I wish I knew!

I am regretting it heartily now. It’s due Friday. There’s about 25 hours of work. It’s nearly 1pm on Tuesday and the client still hasn’t contacted me with details. Even if I didn’t have kids and another job, I’d be pushing it.

Why did I do this to myself? I think it’s fair to say there will be NO study this week!

ETA: It’s now approaching 2.30pm and I still have absolutely nothing to work with. I wonder if I can pull out of this without appearing totally unprofessional? A job this size is a big ask on short notice and with a tight deadline, and with almost a whole day wasted it will be¬†practically impossible to finish on time.

ETA: The client finally contacted me just after 3pm. I spent nearly two hours on the phone then several more hours last night trying to make up lost ground. I got about 2000 words down last night. At 8 o’clock this morning the client called to say she had decided not to proceed. I don’t even mind – I will bill for the work I have done, and don’t have to worry about fitting the rest in.

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