Why do People Make Resolutions?

There are many reasons people make resolutions. From a freelancer’s point of view, they might make one to: Simplify their business processes. Send 5 queries every month. Write a long blog post every week, with such extras as statistics, a photograph, polls, action steps, and more. Create one new piece Continue Reading

2014 Writing Goals

  While I did quite a bit to meet my goals in 2013, I did not reach them all. Does this bother me? Not at all. I usually schedule too much for me to finish anyway.   I will just carry some things over to 2014. Hopefully I can get Continue Reading

Welcome to Year 4!

Last year was a big year for me, in many ways. I am very pleased with my accomplishments, that have set me up for a great Year 4 🙂 This year I start off being used to working with the two factors listed in the Year 3 Wrap Up post, Continue Reading

April 2012 E-Book Challenge: Challenge Wrap Up

How are you doing with the final week of tasks for the 4 Week Write Your Own E-Book Challenge? Congratulations! You are just about finished. Create a description to your e-book and place it on your blog or site. Link the title to your manuscript. If you wish to sell Continue Reading

New Ideas

I have so many ideas floating around in my head I don’t know what to do with them all. I have a running list (or, um, lists) of ideas for this writing business… and story lines and eBook ideas, etc. I never seem to have enough to accomplish things. Not Continue Reading

Working on Fiction

The beauty of a freelance career is that we can write (or otherwise work on) what we want. I love to write short stories, and finished my first book of short stories in 2011. It is in the editing stages, then will likely be published as an eBook. I am Continue Reading

A Quick Note on the Manuscript

I finished the first draft of one of the manuscripts that I am working on. Very exciting! It still needs some editing, but is all formatted and ready to go otherwise. The title of the book is Tales from the Mountain, which is one book in the Tales of Darkness Continue Reading

But, I Don’t Want to Write Today

Most of us have days when we do not want to work, no matter what type of job we have. It is no different for a freelance writer. Some mornings you just can’t seem to get motivated. I felt this way yesterday. There was a family crisis and I just Continue Reading

A New Year: Freelance Writing, the Second Year

My second year as a full-time freelance writer began last May, though I wasn’t doing a whole lot. At that point I was having some medical issues that were impeding my productivity. Over the winter, spring and summer of 2010, my blogging for each venue (Including How to Live the Continue Reading