According to studies, one of the reasons women are paid less than their male counterparts is that we don’t negotiate.
It has been hammered into me, since the day I became a freelancer, to sell, sell, sell. To not become one of those “artistes” who talk a lot about creativity and authenticity and don’t think about the bottom line. I don’t know how I feel about that.
Here’s what happens when you decide to write 5,000 words a day, doesn’t matter what, no exceptions: You write your 2,000 words for your novel and then you know you don’t have it in you to write more fiction, but there’s still 3,000 words that you need to write. So you write a blog entry. […]
I’m very precious about my weekends. This sometimes rubs people off the wrong way, because they’ll want me to come in for a meeting on say, a Saturday, and I’ll refuse. I’m getting good at making excuses because when you tell them the truth– “I don’t work weekends”– many people, especially in India give you […]