Get Out and Do Things

Getting out to do things is as important a part of life as family, friends, and working toward career goals. It is not good to stay inside all the time, even though some winters are so bad you can’t help it. I know. I have asthma, and extreme cold keeps Continue Reading

Take Breaks

It is important not to get so into your work that you do not take breaks throughout the day, week, month, and year. Every person needs at least a few minutes here and there to rejuvenate, mentally and emotionally, physically, personally, and for work. Doing so will put you in Continue Reading

Getting Organized using a Weekly Planner

During 2013 and 2014, I used a typical weekly planner to organize all I wanted to do with my writing ventures. At the beginning of each months section, there was a two page spread for the monthly calendar, then each week had its own two page spread. There were pages Continue Reading

Do You Have A Theme Word for 2015? I Do.

In 2013, I noticed a post written by Christine. Located on her blog, it was titled Refine: My Theme Word for 2013.  This single post had an impact on me, and I decided to create a theme word of my own. Recently Christine wrote Continuing the Tradition: My Word for Continue Reading

Take Some Downtime

Downtime is important for you, your business, and your creative mind. Taking time away from your freelance business provides your body and your mind with the break needed to rest and rejuvenate. How long should downtime be? That depends on you. First, consider taking at least one day off each Continue Reading

Make Time to Write

It is important that we, as writers, make time to write. I know there are many other aspects to the writing life that we need to concentrate on, such as: Marketing Promotion Editing Scheduling Social Media But we aren’t going to get far in our careers if we do not Continue Reading

A Review of My 2013 Writing Goals

  Did I meet all my 2013 writing goals? No, but I did put a good effort in. Especially considering my attention issues. One minute I am minding my own business working diligently on a project, the next my mind gets fixated on another project I want to start and Continue Reading

Book Review: Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an AuthorCreate Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author by Chuck Sambuchino

Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author by Chuck Sambuchino My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this book last summer, noting both the professionalism and the humor of the author. It was an enjoyable read that Continue Reading

Advice for the New Freelancer

Whether you want to be a freelance writer, photographer or (insert career here), I would like to give you some advice to get you started along your path. 1. Find your motivation, and keep it in mind at all times. This may be anything from ‘I need to eat!’ to Continue Reading

Tips for Becoming a Freelance Writer

Becoming a freelance writer may seem confusing, but it really isn’t. There is a lot that goes into building this type of career, yes, but you can take it slow, getting your feet wet before jumping in head first. Build up to it. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Write. Continue Reading