Right now, the abundance in my life is the influence of some really awesome professionals who not only make it OK to be me; they push me to be a better person. So in this blog, I’m going to signal-boost a few causes that are near and dear to my heart and could use the business a lot more than I could.
Like an apocalypse demon who’s cranky because it hasn’t been allowed to unleash its full fury upon the world (listen, dude, I get it: receive enough messages that you’re “too much,” and you too might be cranky about not being […]
Following January’s creative shakeup, February ended up feeling like almost a letdown. Work felt stalled, but was at the same time very productive. Clients, prospects, and colleagues went silent, but in doing so presented the opportunity to rethink what I […]
In the past I’ve crowded the plate, overrelying on the strike zone to deliver just the right hit. But that’s a good way to miss the zone entirely — or get hit by a pitch.
I’m trying to learn how to think about time differently — to view it, paradoxically, as abundant rather than scarce. That’s a key tenet, if not the whole point, of Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam.
When your year starts with a layoff, you know it’s going to be a roller coaster. Let go from a job I really thought was The One (I know, I know) I realized that its whole purpose was to set […]
No matter how much I might like to brand myself as “consistently inconsistent,” I’d like to find a better way. I’m not a fan of either separate accounts or one social network per interest. Neither feels quite right to me; it’s as if you’d be getting pieces, but not an integrated whole, not the full representation of me as a writer.
With October’s focus on pitching clients and editors, my attention in November shifted slightly: to build a sustainable freelance business by cultivating the stories to pitch editors with, and the sources to support them. In my past freelance life — […]
This month saw the publication of my first non-law enforcement, (sort of) non-tech article, a piece of first-person journalism that delved into “Hacking My ADHD.” It’s sort of a continuation of my blog posts on the subject, a more positive […]
Writing this blog this week, I had the thought that I’m really doing an awful lot. Two very different kinds of fiction, plus journalism, plus freelance clients, plus nonprofit work, plus family and home is… more than I suspect a lot of people do.