As the year ebbs away

I know writers are supposed to be highly original, but I’m going to indulge myself with the usual December cliche and take a moment to say “where the hell did the time go?”

As is always the case, my blogging, tweeting etc came to a quick halt the minute work became very busy. Do other freelancers note a pattern of not having time to promote yourself when you have things to promote? It’s very frustrating but I should really make the time.

So, suffice to say it’s been a busy couple of months and 2012 looks set to be a storming year.

I’m very happy to write that I have a lovely new magazine to tend to, which focuses on environment and forestry. I start work on it in the new year and am genuinely looking forward to writing about the natural world, instead of the business world which has kept me so occupied of late (not looking a gift horse in the mouth of course, but it’s nice to have a bit of variety). Details will follow soon.

Also on the horizon but not yet confirmed are two book-related projects, which I’m very excited about.

Meanwhile, I’ve been waxing lyrical on a variety of topics: trust in digital media for; the changing face of corporate governance for White Light Media’s Equiniti magazine; the history of the Titanic for one of Think Scotland‘s magazines, plus a whole host of articles for an employee magazine.

As 2011 draws to a close, I’ll be toasting a successful year, thanking my lucky stars for keeping me so fortunate, and planning a very exciting 2012. I hope everyone else has had a creative, rewarding and exciting year too.



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  • Amado Grudt
    March 12, 2012

    Whenever a person or even a business decides that success may be attained, progress stops.
    For a number of people, the weekly paycheck is ‘take-home pay’ because home is the only real place they are able to afford to opt for it.

  • Nicola
    December 15, 2011

    Thanks Espen, you’ve had a pretty successful year yourself! Enjoying your blog. All the best to you and Primate!

  • Espen Brunborg
    December 15, 2011

    Nic – congrats on your new projects, sounds very exciting! Best wishes for Xmas and New year.

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