Friday, November 14, 2008
I have a paying gig as a writer!
Well, so it doesn't pay much. But I have signed a contract with Suite101 to be a contributing writer. It's sort of on the idea of About.com, where there are articles on just about anything you could imagine to want to know about. As I said, the pay isn't stellar or anything, but we all have to start somewhere, right? Right. So I'm starting. It will at least be good to get me writing and generating article ideas (I have to write 10 articles every three months), plus I'll have those articles for clips in the event I want to apply for any other writing position. AND it's still a publishing credit. From the articles I've read on there, there is a definite quality standard, and they seem to have some great "celebrity" and feature writers. It's my goal of course, to get to Feature Writer status. I wrote my first article yesterday: 'Suggested Reading for Poets." It's a mini review of three books I've found really helpful in my writing efforts. I got some feedback from my editor about it, and I fixed the things she pointed out; hopefully it'll be live by the end of the day!
I'm working on some new items for the shop-- bigger, different types of things from what I have now. Hoping to have an update over the weekend, provided there's some good photography light! :) I just love Fridays, don't you? Even dark, late-fall-type rainy ones.
Oh, perhaps you noticed-- I actually know how to do an embedded link now! Whoopeeee!