Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A Bit of An Interesting Writing Week For Me
This week so far has been an interesting writing week for me. I am walking on clouds and seeing rainbows. I know a bit dramatic but I think that writers are entitled to the dramatic from time to time.
As I mentioned last week I signed up to write for Yahoo. I set up my profile and then checked out the different areas that Yahoo has to offer. I think I expressed in here that I was a little nervous about writing for them. I had gotten it in my head that I wasn't good enough.
I mean I was checking out the different profiles and I kept seeing all these letters for degrees that other writers had. There were so many BAs I thought I was looking at a bowl of ABC soup. It can be a bit much for a someone who has a GED, some tech school, and a correspond school certificate (I am not even sure if the school is still in business).
After receiving encouragement from all of those one here who offered it and a few people in the forum for Yahoo I decided to dive in. I went to the assignment desk for Yahoo. Something that a lot of the regulars suggest I didn't do.
The assignment desk is usually for the most experienced of writers on there. It is loaded with topics that requires one to keep word count low while writing their best stuff. To add to the pressure you also have some short deadlines (A weak point for me).
Long story short? In a week's time I have had TWO pieces published. The best part? One was the advance payment system! One had a deadline to be done by the 20th and the other was for the 25th. I finished both in to days and I edited them too!!!!!!!
I am including the links so you all can check them out if you want. I am going to push myself to get more published. It feels like everything I have worked for is finally coming together.
My Articles That Were Published
1.How I Escaped that Dark Place Called Depression
2.From Fairy Tale Weddings to Nightmare