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 — […]
August was a busy, but at the same time slow month. Even when I was full time, I remember not a lot ever got done in August; vacations made it difficult to arrange interviews and pre-publication reviews, so often the […]
On the heels of last month’s post where I talked about some of my other interests besides digital forensics and cyber incident response, I was beyond excited to receive a contract for a new article I’d pitched about how I […]
If you’ve read my last few blogs, you know that I’ve been in a deep process of rethinking, well, just about everything: how I work, how I communicate, how I approach different things. Layoffs are among those earth-shattering life events […]
Serendipity surprises me sometimes in the way it brings different elements together, either a set of new things that become a pattern, or new facets of something I’m already thinking about. Then again, maybe like Fox Mulder, I just want […]
Any writer knows we struggle sometimes with some pretty bad habits. There’s the procrastination. The overthinking. The self-doubt. The drinking. (And the accidental rhyming couplets in our blog posts, but I digress.) They’re all rooted in our impostor syndrome, the […]
Something in my life needed to change. As a likely Highly Sensitive Person, I needed to become more intentional, and at the same time, more forgiving of both myself and others.
Yes, as I wrote in my last post, I’m still in the grips of burnout; coming out of it slowly, making tentative plans for the new year, yet not without considerable doubts because I had such high hopes for 2018 and now find myself limping, feeling rather beaten up (if only by myself), into 2019.