A friend sent me a great post about canceling negative thoughts though and staying positive. So I am going to ease on down the path of optimism.
I have everything I need. And I’ve had it all along.This week is pretty sparse. I will devote this Medium account only to my freelance writing business. So let’s take a look at the rundown.
Works In Progress
The Editor of Roooar Magazine contacted me back. I’m actually pretty excited about this one and recounted an experience that I don’t talk about much. There is a certain shame that goes along sometimes with both knowing that you are of a marginalized group, while working to take ownership of your life.
Dear Source, Protect me on this journey.
I’m working on a post to pitch to another outlet. I will say where once I hit send. But its pretty bold I think and cathartic. It tackles a topic that has absolutely nothing to do with content writing, yet somehow still connects. Our lives are intersectional.
I’ve divided my schedule up into chunks until mid-April. Between pitches, self-learning, and working with clients.
One thing that I will do is listen to music without words, instrumental tracks as I’m working. I also have written on my wall to stay focused on the task. I have an Editorial Calendar with books to read, and different publications to pitch to, either for articles or guest posts.
My initial version. Not exactly the same. Once I started, the times no longer match. I pitched podcasts and guest posts out of order. Some books took longer to read. I’m still working through this.
I need to remember to pick up actual copies of different newspapers. People don’t do this anymore, I know. But I would rather do this than subscribe online, or read free articles. The journalists should be compensated for their work. And it’s a more cost-effective method as well.
I will get the Roanoke Times, Washington Post and New York Times. And cancel the random online subscription I have for the Washington Post, Amazon Prime and one or two other random charges.
This is all for this week. Let me copy this to my business blog and keep things moving.
Obinna Elizabeth Morton