A few announcements for you today:
- Learn More About Overwhelm and Freelancing: Today Linda Formichelli published "Are You an Overwhelmed Freelancer? Marla Beck Tells You How to Beat the Overwhelm and Kick Butt" today, an interview with me over at her excellent blog for writers, The Renegade Writer. Read about the power of a "two-day marketing push" and please stop by and say hello!
- Get Help Staying Accountable to Your Own Writing Projects: I've created a brand-new teleclass for writers who have trouble following through with their own writing plans. Sound familiar? Click here or scroll down to learn more and sign up for the free call and a copy of the MP3 recording.
- Get Motivated to Go for What You Really Want: And now, a not-so-obvious benefit to going for that bigger, better writing assignment. Read on for more.
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One Very Good Reason to Go for That Bigger, Better Writing Assignment
You know this already: that well-crafted and thoroughly researched pitch, lovely seedling that it is, may not land you the first "bigger, better" writing assignment you're going for.
- Your research may yield a thicket of intriguing new story ideas.
- You may learn something new about the craft of writing successful queries, saving yourself time and wasted effort in the future.
- Your contact with the publication may spark a potentially fruitful relationship with the editor in the future.
- Re-slanted or reworked, your pitch may likely find a more suitable home in another bigger-'n-better writing market.
There are many good reasons to go for a bigger, better writing assignment. The ones I've mentioned above I call "meta-results" - potentially positive, career-building outcomes sparked by the decisive actions you take today.
The trick to "meta-results" is to consciously look for them.
Don't let yourself get so focused on the answer an assigning editor gives you that you miss all the good things you’re learning and doing as a writer. Savor these positive movements in your writing career.
Widen Your View
Train yourself to widen your view and see more than just the ("Yes!") outcome you're expecting.
Do so and you'll see that regardless of the potential financial and professional gains, the process of going for a bigger, better writing assignment becomes valuable in and of itself.
Get busy and start going for your writing dreams. If you pay close-enough attention, you'll be able to do the happy dance whether your pitch is accepted this time...or not.
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Join Me for A Free Teleclass
"Get It Done: 3 Keys to Following Through with Your Most Important Writing Plans"
Thursday, November 17th at 11am PT (2pm ET)
(Please note: when you register for this class, you will also recieve a complimentary subscription to my monthly ezine, The Relaxed Writer. Can't make it Thursday? Register anyways for a free MP3 recording of the teleclass.