OMG has it been two months since I’ve posted something? Shame on me. I have been extraordinarily busy and slightly overwhelmed w/ work, and it shows. I started to fall behind when I went to Cleveland for Christmas/New Years, and have failed at playing catch-up since I came back in January.
I picked up two freelance journalism jobs that month, and then I started doing background work in February. Those three sources of income, although much-needed, made my Examiner work fall further behind. (Actually, instead of writing this blog post, I should be working. BUT, I feel like venting.)
Then I picked up ANOTHER freelance writing job in March that has me working 40 hours a week! Needless to say I am exhausted, and falling further behind instead of catching up. So, what is the solution? Well, I’m toying with the idea of hiring a temporary writing assistant… just until I get caught up. A few things holding me back: the process of weeding through and screening applicants, having to give up control through delegation, and lack of trust that people will actually get the job done. I’ve always believed that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, and having an assistant goes completely against that.
Have you ever had an assistant? How did it work out?