Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Where have I been?

No time to procrastinate -- I'm writing 15 posts a week for CafeMom:


Friday, March 05, 2010

Pitches in holding pattern!

And a new post on Breakup Girl:


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Why it it so hard to pitch

and so easy to read Huffington Post?

Monday, February 15, 2010

frustration, pitches, and more procrastination.

News flash: I can't write copy for things if you don't get me the backup materials you promised me, person who hired me. this is frustrating.

Also frustrating is that I have no faith in myself lately. I had already sent a request for a contact to a particular magazine before I bothered to look at the masthead myself. It's got two people I worked with at My Favorite Job, plus an editor who I've written for at two other publications. Who asked me for pitches when she went to this job. In other words, I had excellent contacts already; why did I assume I didn't?

Anyway, helluva pitch, and now I'm off to write some copy without knowing what the hell I'm writing about, because it's due and I don't miss deadlines.

Happy Presidents' Day! Also known as National I'm Cranky Day! oh wait, that's every day. YAY.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Fun gigs a-poppin'

Huh! Three good gigs crossing my in-box today. Two freelance, one staff. All three really fun and totes up my alley. Hope this is a sign of things to come.

Monday, January 04, 2010

I'll Send An SOS To The World

Sigh. It was easy to pretend I was on vacation like everyone else for the past two weeks -- holiday season, entire family in town, and festivities galore. But here we are: it's Monday, and I'm sitting here pitching my little heart out.

I'm discouraged by two near-misses of really great contributing-editor gigs. Each time I came SO close -- down to just a few candidates, which should make me feel great. When I was an actress, it was so easy to say "wow, I really came close, yay me!" For some reason, as a writer, I have a harder time. Maybe because I knew I was a terrible actress, so getting anything was a bonus. But I'm actually a pretty good writer, so not getting anything feels like a blow.

Well, anyway, let's look forward. Hello, 2010! Lend me your gigs! Back to the pitchery!