Monday, November 19, 2007

Thinking About Freelancing

I've been thinking about getting back into freelance writing, and I have two possible markets to try. One is HowStuffWorks. I even have clips like they describe here. Now I have to come up with a killer introductory letter and writing resume.

A friend also told me about an educational publishing company and I'd love to become one of their freelancers. I'm hoping to get a referral for this one.

It would be exciting to get paid to write again!


  1. That sounds like a great way to get back into things!! I'll only caution you that when I was doing freelancing, it became very difficult to find time for my fiction, so I finally committed to pulling back from all that while I pursued the novel track.

    But - there's certainly a quicker reward with freelancing and a great satisfaction in working as a writer!

  2. Yes, I thought about that as well and I had the same experience. I can do one or the other, but not both. Freelancing would be a great thing to do while querying, I think. And it would help keep my motivation high.

  3. I like freelancing only because it tends to give the other side of my brain a workout. It also (usually) pays better than fiction.

    Best of luck.

    PS Just found your blogs and I love'm. Good on you.

  4. Thank you, Maria! I like freelancing because it pays, period!


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