favorites for the year

I really enjoy taking care of business in the latter days of December. My inbox and apartment are never cleaner; my goals for the coming months and year never so precisely defined. In the spirit of reflection and goal-setting, I decided to round up some best-of lists for myself: My favorite books of the year: Sarai Walker, “Dietland“… Continue reading favorites for the year

#freelancechat

Join me for a casual Google+ Hangout about getting started in freelancing for magazines! All are welcome — both newbies and experienced journalists. I had this idea from some fellow Kent State alums asking me questions about how I went freelance. And I previously wrote about how to pitch magazine articles and a treatise on… Continue reading #freelancechat

Hurtling towards my book deadline

Current word count: 27,818 (out of 30,000) Trying not to freak out too much about the fact that my book is due in less than a MONTH. I'm starting to break down the remaining stuff to do into manageable chunks. I made up a calendar with weekly goals written on it, for example, my goal… Continue reading Hurtling towards my book deadline

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