We interrupt our regularly scheduled Love Thursday post today, for a bit of self-promotion.
I have a little secret to share with you all.
After almost 2 years of writing this blog, and feeling the need to branch out a little, I started putting together a writing resume, cover letter and selecting posts to submit to different venues in consideration of freelance writing work.
I had been working on this diligently between all my other projects. I was getting some help from my mentor, and encouragement from a friend, and researching how to go about doing it, when a certain little birdie dropped me an email asking if I was interested in doing some paid freelance writing for Boots N All travel network.
I'll give you three guesses what my answer was, and the first two don't count!!
So, the editor/project coordinator contacted me to give me info on guidelines and what types of things they were looking for. I put my thinking cap on, sent over a few article ideas, and
patiently nervously waited to hear back.
Every hour, I would check my email. A few days and several inches of fingernails later, the email arrived.
After what seemed like an eternity, the email finally loaded.
Sweat was beading up on my forehead as I feverishly read through the words.
They liked my ideas for several of the articles and they wanted me to start on one right away.
My *soft* deadline was in 2 weeks.
Then the panic set in. Oh God, what have I done? Why did I think I could do this? How will I come up with that many words? What if I am too busy? What did I say I'd write about again?????
So, after 2 weeks, several rough drafts, a few meltdowns and some very encouraging, positive words from my editor, I bring you my first published article.
Please, feel free to click on the link above to read the article. You can only find it on the Boots N All site, as they own the rights. And if you are even kinder, you will scroll down and make a comment regarding the article right on the site. Or dare I suggest a little Stumble Upon love? A Digg? Add it to Delicious?
Geez, I know, downright shameless self-promotion! I am terrible! Pathetic!
Thank you for sharing in my moment of joy. It always feels good to be doing something that you love, but it is even better to be able to share a little piece of that happiness with all of you, my loyal readers, who helped make this day come about!!
Grazie Mille, Merci Beaucoup and Thank You from the bottom of my heart!
My next article is tentatively slated for the third week in October. I will keep you posted! And I certainly hope this is the beginning of a bea-u-tiful friendship!