Working for Free? Someone’s Got to Get Paid

I've been thinking a lot about getting paid lately. Not only because I've been a self-employed editor and writer for the last six months, but because the internet blew up this week over an incident in which The Atlantic asked a writer to adapt a hella long story for zero dollars. Freelance writers went into… Continue reading Working for Free? Someone’s Got to Get Paid

Holy crap, my book’s almost real

Current word count: 25,035 (out of 30,000) A little more than a month left until my manuscript deadline, and I have reached my Jan. 1 goal of 25,000 words a few days early! It's incredible to see the progress I've made. The book still has some holes and placeholders, but my to-do list is manageable,… Continue reading Holy crap, my book’s almost real

Barrelling towards 30,000 words

Talked to more awesome crafters, and after copying and pasting integrating their quotes, I am very near my Dec. 1 goal of 20,000 words! Current word count: 19,843 (out of 30,000) My to-do list is still very long, but I feel positive about where the book's going as the deadline creeps ever nearer. The manuscript… Continue reading Barrelling towards 30,000 words

my book has a title!

Crafty Superstar: Turn Your Crafts into Extra Cash, Keep Your Day Job, and Basically Have It All will be released in November 2009! And I have even more exciting news: Current word count: 14,953 (out of 30,000) I powered through today, integrating tons of quotes from interviews to try to hit my goal of 15,000… Continue reading my book has a title!