Friday, October 22, 2010

It has been awhile

I have been concentrating on writing a lot for Helium. It has been a nice outlet and working well so far. My freelance writing with the local magazine has proven to be a regular gig with one or two assignments for each issue.

I feel almost at a stand still with writing. Not necessarily writers block, but frustration would be the best word. It is almost as if I am spinning my wheels and getting nowhere. I follow tips, tricks of the trade and am making some nice extra money. But instead of being inspired it is becoming a chore.

I think it is time to try and write outside of my comfort zone. Do something new. I had a chance to write a story on something very uncomfortable for me, drug addiction. Speaking to addicts and former addicts was an interesting task. I could have kept writing the story for pages, but sadly that wasn't the assignment.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Come and follow my Blog

Freelance writing can have so many ups and downs. Call me a cynic, but with my writing up this month I am afraid of the other shoe to drop. I am truly enjoying Helium as a freelance writing site. For those of you looking for a place to start and get your feet wet, this is a wonderful place to start. The money takes awhile to kick in, but it does.

I have had two freelance writing gigs for local magazines. This has been fantastic. I would like to continue to do both and have success. Hopefully things will keep going well and success will keep coming my way. After all it can happen!

Working on my Blog has been my biggest challenge. Many writers have some fantastic Blogs. Both writing and layouts. So hang with me while I change it up a little bit and discover more of how to be successful! Also feel free to check out my articles on the right hand side.