I'm not real big into writing conferences. I tend to skip over pages about conferences in writing magazines, and my mind sort of shuts off when I read advice about how to pitch at conferences, or how they are a good way to "get your foot in the door." I think, but can't my writing speak for itself? And, I can't afford the travel + the time off work, and the only way to get better at…Continue
One of the best jobs I've ever had was as a teen services librarian for a rural library. It was incredibly fulfilling, as working with youth is often rewarding, not to mention FUN, and I got paid to know lots of stuff about Young Adult Literature. On top of that, it was a part-time position, which meant I could balance it with my freelance work and still keep my primary clients happy.
Leaving that job was one of the hardest parts of moving away after I got married; I worked in a…Continue
I hope that I still have many happy days to come, but this last weekend marked the official end of my participation in the #100happydays meme. The meme challenges you to take one picture a day of something that makes you happy, and post it to your network of choice -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.
On the surface, this may not seem to have much to do with writing -- but…Continue