Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Progress on all Fronts

I am happy to inform all you loyal readers that all aspects of my life currently are going well (for the time being). I am making big strides with the progress of my book, I am working well with a private client who is just a joy to write for, and other people are inquiring about jobs for me to do as well. I am look up, and my salary is going up! Very excited. I am still partially financially dependent on my mother as I make this move into full-time freelancing, but with each new job, I feel myself getting closer and closer to my goal of financial independence. I pay for half of my purchases right now, which is far more than I have ever been able to cover in my life. The new job has given me a sense of purpose and confidence in my writing, which content mills just haven't provided me with. Oh! And I forgot to mention, the other aspect of my life that is going well is that I just started talking to this amazing guy. He is sweet and kind-hearted, and best of all is that he doesn't drink, so completely respects that I don't either. I am crossing my fingers that this good luck lasts, and hope this season is bringing great things for all of you!

Write well and write often

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Clients, Book Progress and More

Hey guys, sorry I havent updated in a few days Ive been working like a dog. My book is coming along well, I have about 15000 words. I have received a couple rejection letters from publishing companies, but I am not letting them get me down. I know that with time I will find the right publisher. Because of my networking with various writer associations I have access to tons of publishing company databases, of which I have only scratched the surface. Perserverance is the key here,

I have also been spending a great deal of time bidding for projects on Elance and oDesk. So far I have received one offer which looks promising. It takes time to sort through the people who expect high-quality work for pennies, but I have determination to find the right clientele and build up my portfolio.

I have finally found something I love to do, and Ill be damned if I let the difficulties I have been facing stop me from what I want to do!

Write well and write often

Friday, September 24, 2010

New Ventures are in the Works!

So I am trying to make my mind up about how I want to steer my new blogs. I am definitely going to create a couple more, all topic focused, and use this one for personal updating and occasional venting. I'm not sure what type of blog I want to start with yet however. I might do one on dieting and nutrition and another on substance abuse and recovery. It seems that this might be a good way of going about making some easy money on the internet, and those are my areas of expertise. So I will most definitely keep my readers updated on whats going on!

In other news, I have created a schedule for myself to keep me on track while working at home. Its tempting when I am sitting at my desk and supposed to be working, to suddenly drift off into the abyss of the world wide web! That doesn't bode well for my productivity. So each day I am setting up "appointments" if you will; allocated time slots each to writing, applying for new clients, and doing research. I hope I can stay on the ball, because my income is decreasing on a daily basis now that I no longer write for Demand Studios.

I did however, re-enter the world of the single people today, so that should clear up a good deal of my time!

Write well and write often

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Long, Long Day

Well it's been a long day of resume posting, applying for jobs and trying to get this freelance career up and running. I am starting to get discouraged, but fear not! I will go forth in pursuit of my dreams regardless of adversity. At only 23, I feel like I am too young to land the jobs I want, but the squeeky wheel gets the grease, and I will squeek away. I have been reading blog after blog about becoming a freelance writer in an effort to pick the brains of some success stories. I think I am going to get some business cards made so I can promote my writing. I like business cards, they make me feel professional. I have had them before for a previous job and I got them for a fairly cheap cost, so Im hoping they will pay for themselves in time. I know that this job is all about networking and just sticking with it when the going gets tough, and right now the going is tough. My book is coming along fine and dandy though! Hope to hear from a publisher sometime soon. Basically I am just trying to make money any where I can and right now thats not a lot of places. I need to give myself a break, I am just starting this, and I don't really know what I'm doing. Sometimes I just wish there were 48 hours in a day, because WOW are my days FLYING! Well, it's back to my book I go right now, hope everyone is alright.

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Write well and write often

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Book is Growing!

Hey everyone! So I started my book today and I am three chapters in! (Note: I am WRITING a book, not reading one) It's going well so far. I sent the table of contents along with the first two chapters out to a few publishing companies and agents. Im really hoping I get a deal. I've also started to eat more, which is a good thing because I had been massively restricting. I realized though that engaging in my eating disorder would eventually lead me back to using, and thats the last thing that I want. Im also trying to be more honest and forthright, anything that will keep me on the beam so to speak. All in all it was a tough day, but productive and positive. I also got some resumes out to private clients looking for writers. Hope I land a writing gig! I could really use the money :-)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Its Been a Good Day

Hey guys! Hope today has been good for everyone, its been a pretty good day for me. I just got a new writing gig with a content company called Writer Access. Im about to go search Craigslist for any new freelance openings. I joined the International Womens Writers Guild today, which is pretty exciting. I have to get some work done tonight. Aiming to write four or five new pieces for various sites. That's pretty much all that's been going on with me.

Write well and write often

Monday, September 20, 2010

Just checking in

Hey guys! Hope everyone had a good day. After much consideration I decided to give my boyfriend another chance. He is trying really hard and I want to be there for him as much as possible. I know I can't save him, but if he is honestly trying to better himself, I will support him along his journey. I didn't get much time to write today, busy day. I met with my new AA sponsor, she's amazing. I have 126 days today, wow. The obsession to drink and get high has been lifted from me and it is amazing. I am so grateful for the gift of sobriety and the serenity that my freelance career brings me. I am so happy today. That's all for now, stay cool ladies and gentlemen, and be sure to check out my latest articles!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just posted my 50th article at Suite 101

Hey guys! Busy day for me today. I have 125 days sober and my boyfriend just relapsed. I buried myself in my work to distract from dealing with unpleasant emotions. I don't know what to do. My gut says this is an unhealthy relationship for me to be in, but my heart wants to stay. I can't make up my mind. On the bright side, I posted my 50th article for Suite 101 today! That means I get an increased revenue. Very excited. Still trying to land some private clients to get my freelance writing career off the ground. I hope this blog helps! Thanks for checking in to see how I'm doing, I'll update this daily. Bye guys