Sunday, July 13, 2008
Back in Black (Or is it Red?)
I was laid off from my full-time media job, so now I'm a full-time freelancer again. Not bad, at least something I know I can do and not freak out about. Still, I'll miss the camaraderie. Sigh.
Queried the New York Times on a food/travel piece and hope it works out. If not, I will survive. I also have to work on a travel piece about the Oregon Wine Country, which churns out my favorite wine ever!
However, I do have unemployment benefits coming to me, which will take the edge of surviving for a bit. I'm trying to take some time for myself as well as work, let's see if I succeed.
I'll leave you with something author Karen Robards said:
"Never give up," she says. "Read everything, and figure out what kind of books you love. Then write them. But having said that, you also need to be aware of what's being published. There are trends in writing just like there are trends in everything. Try to tailor your writing to fit with what is currently selling, and you'll up your chances considerably."