It’s been a few weeks since my last blog post, so I figured it was time for a bit of an update.
Friday (or technically Thursday night) was a big day for me since it was the release of Captain America: Civil War, which I’ve been beside myself with excitement to see. Michael and I got tickets to see the first showing in the entire region on Friday morning, and I can honestly say that Civil War lives up to every bit of the hype.
There have been a lot of people drawing comparisons between Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Both movies feature good guys fighting each other rather than against bad guys as a team, and both movies address a theme that’s very often overlooked in superhero movies, which is collateral damage. Beyond those similarities, however, the two movies could be more different.
Batman v Superman was a critical failure—I speak from experience although I’ve not yet been able to write a review—while Captain America: Civil War could very well be the best
superhero movie action movie of all time. I won’t say much more than that for the time being, but you can count on there being an in-depth review very, very soon.
Beyond Civil War, there’ve been some other developments of late.
It looks like I’ve got a new client on my roster. I recently decided to use my free trial of LinkedIn Premium—from what I understand, all LinkedIn members get a one-month trial of LinkedIn Premium to use as some point—and within a couple days, I noticed I was getting more requests to connect and more random messages from prospective clients. One of those messages seems to have turned into a really great opportunity, although it’s not yet been set in stone so we’ll have to see how it all pans out. But if it works out, this could be my highest-paying client to date.
The only issue that I’m a little concerned about it time. I’ve already been pretty busy keeping up with the workload I already had so the prospect of adding more work to do is a little daunting. However, I think there’s the potential for me to streamline some of my processes and maybe tweak my schedule a bit to optimize my output a bit more, which would make me more productive. My plan is to be more rigid with scheduling, taking the time to plan each day by outlining which projects I want to complete and the amount of time I need to complete them on each day.
Scheduling is going to be especially important since writing for this new client will involve tracking down “experts” for interviews and quotes to use in the content I’ll write. When you’re interviewing people, you’ve got to make sure you’re contacting them within business hours so that you have a decent chance of actually reaching them. And then there’s the likelihood that they’ll not want to be interviewed, which means contacting several people so that at least one of them will agree to it.
I believe that’s everything I have to share for the time being. For now, I must get back to work. Stay tuned for my in-depth review of Captain America: Civil War as well as a feature from a special guest writer.