Friday, September 12, 2008

Writing is an emotional roller coaster

Writing is so emotional. When you write fiction, your characters go through a wide range of emotions and feelings, and I, for one, ride right along with them. I cried while writing certain parts of Bubba Goes National, and every time I do an edit or rewrite of it, I cry at the same places.

Even non-fiction has its challenges. You get a compliment from an editor or reader on a piece and you soar sky high. Nothing can touch you! You have arrived! Then, an editor rejects your pitch, or *gasp* asks for edits on the article you worked so hard on. Rejection. Depression sets in. Why can't every pitch be accepted and every piece I write perfect? I know, I one is perfect and you can't get what you want every single time. But...I WANT to be perfect. I want them to gush over my perfect article. I want them to happily accept every article idea I pitch them.

Do you go through this in your writing? Or, has it become like any other job for you--you write, you submit, it's accepted or not and you go on? Do you ever get over that slight feeling offense that they asked for edits, even though you recognize that their suggestions made the piece oh-so-much better?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'm on facebook

Apparently, anyone who's anyone is on facebook, so if I want to be anyone, I have to join. So, I did. Visit my profile--I think that's the right address! I don't have a lot of time for social networking sites so I don't spend a lot of time on them, but at least I have my profile and a couple links up there.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Suite 101

I recently applied for and was accepted at Suite 101. I understand not everyone gets accepted on their first attempt, so I was very happy! The editor suggested one quick and easy (and logical and helpful) edit on my first article, and now I have two on my profile.

Suite 101 is a revenue sharing site. They post Google Adsense ads (like I have here on my blogs) and share a portion of the revenue from those ads with the writer. I've made about 30 cents so far...woo! I know people who have 50 articles or more who manage to earn $50 and up each month in residual income. I'm going to try to keep adding to my profile there so I can build up to that. I love residual income!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Associated Content review time

Well, I haven't written anything for Associated Content in a while, but I submitted a review for a shampoo and conditioner I tried recently thanks to a free sample from Walmart. Did you know Walmart will send free samples right to your door? Try it--it's fun! Anyway, I submitted this product review on August 27th and they reviewed it and made an offer today--a week and two days. They've been worse, so I'll be thankful!

Monday, September 1, 2008

July/August winners announced!

The winners of the Accentuate Writers contest for this month have been announced. Check it out!

Congratulations to everyone who made the finals, and especially the winners! It takes a lot of courage to enter these contests, and you can really learn a lot from them. I highly encourage everyone to enter! I'm frantically trying to think of an idea for next month's contest so I can get a shot at that $300!