|If you build it, they will come.|
If you declare it, they will come. Opportunities, that is.
I declared 2013 "The Year of the Writer." I set my goals, put my butt in the chair, and started to make the motto my reality. And I have been wonderfully rewarded!
I received a notice this week that I was accepted as a freelance writer for the online site www.FamilyShare.com. I had applied near the end of last year, but I hadn't heard anything for months. I figured either my application had been lost or I just wasn't a good fit for their program. Happily, I was wrong on both accounts.
I will be contributing 20 articles a month. That's about one per day, five days a week. I've finished and submitted my first article, and I'm now waiting for editing. I'm almost finished with a second, and have started a third.
I've already found a pattern for writing that seems to work well for me. I start the article in the afternoon. Then, I go to bed, thinking about problems with it or changes I want to make. I wake up and finish the article. Then, I'm ready to start the next one in the afternoon.
I believe this will help advance my writing. It will give me the opportunity to write a lot. Practice makes perfect! I'm sure to see an improvement in my writing that will spill over into my fiction. It gets my name out there and builds my resume. Being a paid writer is a little more prestigious than being one of so many aspiring writers.
I'm excited for this new stage in my writing journey!
What good news have you received lately?