I’m liking the prospects for 2011. It always feels good to start a new year, but this one is especially promising.
During the last quarter of 2010, my agency established new agreements with five foreign rights agencies, and there will be more next year. The international aspects of my work are enjoyable, unpredictable, and enlightening. Fortunately, they complement my love of travel (or rootlessness). I anticipate moving around more in 2011 and in the years to come—perhaps finally living out my childhood dreams of being a vagabond. Well… a vagabond with clients.
My daughter is to be married in July. The idea of it makes me incredibly happy; the planning of it is a little less thrilling. She’s an extrovert who thrives among a crush of friends. I can communicate comfortably with only one person at a time. Night and day. She’s a lucky girl.
I hope to remain flexible and receptive to business opportunities, which might mean being more open to the idea of scouting for good writers (and prospective clients) online rather than passively reading the queries directed at me. I’ve always thought a proactive approach would be more efficient. Maybe 2011 will be the year to test the theory.