Monday, September 26, 2011

Great Stuff Happening

I've been getting a number of writing jobs through job boards (bidding websites such as Elance, Guru, etc.) and through my website.  It's been unbelievably exciting actually getting paid to write!  There's still a LOOOOONG way to go, but at least I'm getting work.  I still always have to fight my perfectionism and fear of not being good enough (arrrrgh), but I'm keeping at it and, little by little, reaping more and more results. 

If any of you have any suggestions or - gasp - leads, please post them here! 



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Have A Website!

Yes, folks, I finally have my website up.  It's and will hopefully be the next step towards writing full time.  I have gotten various writing jobs, and I'm thrilled - now I'll have an actual "virtual storefront" to stake my claim out there in the world.  So check out!  

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

April In Paris Part II - A Short Story

April In Paris Part II - A Short Story

Please Always Feel Free To Comment

Hello everyone!  I'm happily writing away...just wanted to bring out that you are more than welcome to comment on this blog at any time, about anything.  I am completely open to constructive criticism, and since many of you are fantastic writers yourselves, I would be foolish not to benefit from your opinions.  Of course, if you have something good to say, that's welcome

And if any of you have projects, writing or otherwise, please post them here as well.

Love to all of you!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Where I'm Writing These Days at the moment, I'm mainly writing for 3 websites:  Triond, Hub Pages and Associated Content (part of Yahoo!).  They all seem to be good for different uses - some content (the web word for "written stuff") is more appropriate to one or the other at times, although there is plenty of overlap. Since I'm trying to actually garner an income from this, I'm also attempting to maximize the different configurations of publishing on a site that only takes original stuff (Triond), a site that takes previously published stuff (Associated Content), and one that allows previously published stuff but gets in a little huff about it (Hub Pages).  Inasmuch as I can publish the same pieces on multiple sites, I can (theoretically) earn more moolah.  We'll see!

Of course, I'll only post one link of each article here on the blog.  

Ok, "talk" to you guys later!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thank You For Joining

For the longest, I've gone back to just using this blog to showcase all of my articles, stories, and other written pieces - especially since I started writing on multiple websites, this is a great way to keep all my work in one place.  I've still felt weirdly narcissistic writing actual blog posts.  But now that a few brave souls have been so kind as to join me here, I have an opportunity, or is it excuse, to blather on a bit lol.  

More later - 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Still Learning

Thank God, I'm still writing - didn't lose the "big mo" (momentum) - maybe being aware of it (obsessing over it, lol, just a little) will mitigate its happening.  I dunno.  I just know I want to keep writing.  And I want to make f*cken' MONEY WRITING.  I'm reading e-books galore, signing up for sites, figuring out what I want to focus on.  Still having fun...and still learning a LOT about the online freelance writing business.  And that's a good thing!  


Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Real Test

Good I'm always gung ho and all into stuff when I start....the thing is, I then quickly lose interest.  I have a feeling that this time will be different, though.  For one thing, this is the first time I've EVER woken up early of my own accord to do anything that I didn't have to do.  But I get very nervous that I'll drop the ball on this project like I have so many times before.  I'm embarrassed to admit it "publically" (maybe I'll be lucky and no one will read this lol), but on the other hand, maybe that's just what I need - to make sort of a public commitment to this writing, so that I'll be held accountable - or feel as if I'll be held accountable.  

Only time will tell.


Friday, January 7, 2011

OMG - I Just Started A Website!

...and I have no idea what I'm doing!  LOL!  Well, like I usually do with tech things, I'm trying to learn as I go along - I'll admit, it is harder than I thought.  But I think this is what I have to do if I really want to be taken seriously as a writer.  I know when I'm on the web looking for something, if the site looks like it was done in crayon I'm outta there in 2 seconds.  It's an incredibly powerful tool - your image to the world. 
Well, I feel like I'm learning more and more every day...and no matter what happens, that's always a good thing!

I Can't Believe I've Actually Started Waking Up Early To Do My Writing Stuff!

Good morning!  Yes, that phrase used to be an oxymoron for me lol - but since I work at the hotel at night, mornings are starting to become my alone time - and I LOVE my alone time.  I just read in one of my e-books about some listing sites for my articles that might get me work - it looks like they're free!  Well, paying for a job is a scam anyway, of course, so I guess that makes sense - anyway, I'm off to check it out!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Second Paid Gig

Good morning!
I started writing for this site called "Emerging Cast" - an English/Spanish site that produces videos seeming to cater to the teen market.  They only pay $2 for each one they accept - and I already got 2 accepted!  I know it's a pittance lol, but they paid me for my writing!!!  I am so psyched.  And this is after getting paid $4 for my news/opinion piece on Yahoo!!!  The bad news is, I submitted another of these short articles to Emerging Cast last night and they rejected it!  I hadn't realized something they wanted me to fix - so that part was on me - but they also said it was "awkwardly worded" which I know is not true!  LOL!  Whatever - this is actually a good thing.  I MUST learn to take rejection if I'm going to be a writer, no?  And for me, that fear of failure that's been a huge impediment.  So although it sounds Pollyana-ish, I really do welcome the rejection (sort of, lol).  

I love this writing thing!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Best Ways To Save Money On A Vacation

The Best Ways To Save Money On A Vacation

So...What Am I Supposed To Do, Exactly? I just sit and wait for throngs of people to visit my site?  Yeah, ROYT.  Is this really supposed to be like a public diary?  I guess it can be anything I weird, yet delicious at the same time.  So wonderfully exhibitionist-ish, and I'm certainly an exhibitionist... alright, I guess I'll just try to go with this whole thing.  :)

Feels Weird

It's funny - I know people who think Facebook is ultra narcissistic - who cares what you did today, etc?  But I don't agree with that.  Facebook is a giant interaction among a whole bunch of people, with constant give and take.  But this blogging thing...I feel like, with just me writing, how dare I expect people to give a sh*t?  Lol!  But there must be something to this, because obviously the phenomenon of blogging has taken off in a huge way.  
One good thing about this form, for me anyway, is getting used to writing regularly in the public arena.  It's crucial for me, with my OCD, to get used to the whole mentality of "Just Do It"  (thank you, Nike) without worrying about it being perfect.