The Struggling Writer

The chronicles of a freelance writer as he tries to make a living.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

My first publication

Just a quick update to say that I have gotten my first article published, entitled How To Find Online Resources for Work at Home Moms. It is the first of many I hope.


Friday, August 04, 2006

New blogroll

I've added a blogroll of Absolute Write members to the sidebar.

About an hour ago I had an idea for a blog entry. It was something about writing articles but that's all I remember. Alas, another nugget of wisdom lost to the civilized world due to the vagaries of the over-40 brain.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Back home

I've been out of town, and my brain stayed out of town for several days after my body got back, so I haven't done much work since my last update. I did finish an article about online resources for work at home moms for How To Do Things. I had thirty days to do it, and I just finished it...three hours before the deadline. Yeesh! It was an easy article and I think that's why I kept putting it off. I also put in much more time on it than was worth it. It's a $10 article that I spend 2-3 hours on, which is silly. I just couldn't bring myself to do a quick hack job. Still, a lot of that time was research that I could use to write other articles.

My euphemism article got rejected. I know that some writers get broken up by rejections but I don't feel like that. Maybe after I have 100 or so rejections under my belt. I need to turn around and submit it somewhere else though. Soon, before I lose my momentum. But (of course) not today ;)