Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Slow and Steady

I was told if I worked hard and practiced patience the assignments would come.

I am so relieved that it is starting to happen. Like a steam engine pulling out of the station, I am slowly building speed.

Are national magazines clamoring to fill my inbox with job offers? Not yet. But I do have steady assignments from two publications through the first of the year. This suits me well as I have a preschooler around the house most days of the week. I have no doubt that I will continue to gain assignments as I produce quality work that is submitted and formatted properly.

Steady assignments = steady paychecks, steady clips and most importantly, steady practice. I believe that writing is a craft that must be practiced repeatedly, regardless of your level of expertise. Each blog post, each article, each book chapter is an opportunity to raise the bar and write better than you did last time.

Keep up the good work, keep the faith and keep chugging along!


  1. Julie,

    I love your no-nonsense tips for actually making a living as a a writer. I have selected your blog as one of seven to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award.

    Thanks for all of the great info!


  2. Oh wow, that is exciting! I am so glad you like my blog--and now I have something new to blog about; being a Kreativ Blogger.

  3. Hey Julie,
    I've said before that your tenacity and attitude have been very inspiring to me. Thanks for all you offer the rest of us!


  4. That's exciting and you're so positive! It inspires me to keep plugging along. One author/friend of mine didn't see anything in print for her first five years, and now she's well-published.

  5. Good job on the steady work! I also named you a Kreativ Blogger this week! Congrats on your success.

  6. congratulations on your assignments.
    I'm happy if I can write my way to the end of my shopping list!
    Way to go!

  7. Lynn, Thanks for you comment! I am so glad you found me because now I found your blog. It's great! So true that we need to make each other laugh at least once a day. Laughter is great medicine that is often overlooked in this hectic life we all seem to be leading these days. I love it!

  8. This is such great news, Julie! Congratulations on the steady assignments. Your hard work is paying off. Thanks for continuing to share your process and progress--and encouragement--with us!