“But I learned long ago that you cannot tell how you will end by how you start.” – John Steinbeck, Journal of a Novel I think the hardest part of writing, for me, is starting. Once I have a couple of words on the blank screen, it gets easier. But the nagging doubts, the goal to have […]
I’ve been collecting a fair share of rejection letters over the past few weeks, but most of the editors have been so nice and encouraging, I’ve had to hold back from calling them to tell them that I (and all my freelancer friends) luuurve them. In my experience, you’ll often find that the editors at […]
Remember how when you were working at a full-time job, you’d do research in your lunch hour, rush home, start tapping away at the computer, and write two articles a week, because you knew that you didn’t have time to get tired, think about how much needed to get done, or procrastinate. You had to […]
Well, here’s one side-effect of taking the weekends off that I hadn’t quite considered: you have to return to work after two days of fun. Harumph. Editor 1 needs four ideas. Editor 2 wants me to find a photographer. Editor 3 is waiting for a signed contract. Editor 4 needed revisions yesterday.