Monday, May 28, 2007

Write On, Fellow Freelancers

No, I haven't updated. And I'm not apologizing for it.

But I did want everyone to know I am still alive, in case you were wondering. I'm starting to, slowly but surely, get my writing life back in order. I have a few new prospects on the horizon, so I'm crossing my fingers those pan out.

Additionally, I'm starting to take more time for personal writing (or rather, I am attempting to.) I've realized that I have a tendency to become so bogged down with worries about client work that I don't take enough time to work on projects that are important to me. Like this blog!

After struggling with intense self-doubt, I've realized that's the way the cookie crumbles for every writer during at least one point in their career. Instead of focusing on negative emotions however, I'm striving to look at things in a positive light.

I can only hope it's enough! All I can say to my fellow writers out there:

Write On, homeslice. Write On.

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At 3:24 AM, Anonymous alicia said...

Haha, you're absolutely right - don't apologize when you go a day or several without posting - it's your blog and you can do what you want to, right? ;)

Isn't getting your writing life back in order exciting? I manage to do that every now and then, haha. And I know what you mean about taking time out for things you enjoy like your blog. I started waking up about an hour earlier a couple of weeks ago so I could pay attention to Writings Spark and read others' blogs - let me tell you - it's been great :)

And yay for you for looking at things in a positive light! Writing has ups and downs just like any other profession, I've found (and I'm sure you have too!). There'll be both good and bad projects, days, clients...lol.

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger Denise said...

Thank you Alicia :) I always enjoy reading your blog - and especially love reading your comments on mine! ;)

I must say, it was a daily struggle for awhile there. Now, I'm starting to breathe a little easier... and try to take out more time for "me."

After all, how in the world can I possibly hope to help others if I can barely take care of myself?

Perhaps I should start waking up an hour earlier to catch up... that might be just what I need : )

 
At 4:36 PM, Blogger T L Reynolds said...

Denise,
This gives readers time to delve into the archives.

Hope you sort things out and find inspiration.

 
At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Jenn said...

Glad to see you back blogging girl. :) Just stick with it. Kick the self-doubt to the curb, and just keep on writing. :)

 
At 10:02 PM, Anonymous Jason said...

"I've realized that I have a tendency to become so bogged down with worries about client work that I don't take enough time to work on projects that are important to me."

That has got to be the #1 problem I see with writers. Not a day passes where I don't tell someone to take time out for their own projects.

This is one of my business fundamentals. If I'm not going to take time out for myself, then I should just stop being an entrepreneur and go get a job at 7-11.

Go buy some poster board and in red ink write out that you must take time for your personal projects and growth no matter what.

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Joanne said...

Denise, how do we get in touch with you off-board? The email address you have in your profile isn't working for some reason, and I'd really like to ask you something.

Thanks!

 

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