Category Archives: Publicity

June 30th, 2010 – CONTACTS!!

It’s been a few days, I’ve neglected my precious new blog. Silly to do when you have a goal!

But I’ve made progress. I’m going to meet up with a few people int he industry to try and get some help with understanding the industry. One is an agent who was my Professor for a Trade Overview course with Ryerson. We’ll meet for coffee, talk a little business and get some perspective on this ‘Freelance’ thing I’ve thrown myself into.

Also, I’ve been in touch with a Publicist who has her own business who was also a previous teacher. She’s taken my resume and has decided to maybe give me a few pointers. Can’t hurt right? Not to mention the fact that she remembers me after a year. That’s a nice feeling.

Besides that I’ve signed up to volunteer for OwlKids at the Taste of the Danforth in Toronto August 7th! It’ll be good, meet a few people and get out there doing things in the industry. Could make some contacts, might not, who knows! All I’m concerned with is the kids. I’m good with them, but not a big fan with the crying, the screaming, the running and pinching. But I’m looking forward to it!

So, progress is good. Don’t know where it’ll take me but it’s good. Now if I could just find someone to represent I’d be on my way….


Day Two – Success?

Day 2 – nothing has changed. Except there was an earthquake yesterday, my world did shake but it’s all still in place.

I didn’t expect much to be different, in fact I didn’t expet anything to be different so all in all a good day! Twitter has been set up, this blog, e-mail account (I’ll probably switch over to a gmail account but I do like having everything synced together through windows live). I’ve announced it on facebook and started to get to the word of mouth.

There’s a tentative plan to volunteer with some publishing houses and to contact a few smaller indie publishers to offer my services for the grand price of FREE. But time is on my side for now and there’s no terrible need to rush into things, though I really kind of want to.

So, after throwing myself into the wide webbed world I’m still whole and solid, if not a bit squishy.

Day two worked out well. I feel good that I’ve got some control over my future.

Did I mention I was in class right now? Copy-Editing, because every skill I can develop will help. Though I will NEVER claim to be good with grammar. My arch-enemy. BLAST!

And it Begins

So this is a blog site I’ve never used.Which is fitting since this is something I’ve never done.

Welcome to Vanair Publicity. My name is Lisa-Marie Wilson and I’m a young, inexperienced freelance publicist. I decided today that I wasn’t going to wait for the publishing world to decide when it wanted me.
So I’m coming, ready or not.

This will be where I chronicle the beginnings of this endeavour. Be it advice or cautioning tales, or a little self serving promotion (if I ever get anything or anyone to represent) it should an interesting ride.

So watch, wait, see.  For anyone who’s where I am, ready for entry-level positions that aren’t ready for me, ready to start a career and tired of waiting for the career spot to be free, or just tired of waiting for life to start.

I’m taking control so look out! HERE I COME!

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