I turned down my first new client the other day. It was mostly a disappointing act, although I have to say part of the reason was I wasn’t overly excited about what I would have been writing.
It was for an air freight publication in England, so there was also a big time difference when it came to communication. The subject matter was not overly exciting, but it would probably be interesting.
It would not have made me rich, of course, but the pay was acceptable. A big factor in my decision Continue reading “Finding my mojo again”
Mick and the boys might have a hard time finding fulfillment and maybe a little contentment, but I have to say this year still seems headed forward in a good direction.
Several freelance writing assignments have kept me busy over the last few months, some of them even kind of fell into my lap. After the last few years, it’s nice to finally have people recognize your abilities and ask you to work for them.
Not that I’m getting rich, but I’m making enough to keep me comfortably afloat for my current situation. Continue reading “(I am getting some) Satisfaction”
Whoever said life is a learning experience (or something like that) was dead on.
Over the last month or so, I’ve had to learn — and relearn — some lessons about how I approach writing, job searching and other demands on my time and effort. Like most people, I have some good results, others not so much. And like most, it’s the latter that teach me the most. Continue reading “Lessons, lessons, more lessons”
What I mean is the name of my freelance writing and editing efforts is now what some have told me is official for an online business entity.
Notice anything different? Me neither, but it feels kind of good. If you haven’t figured it out yet, McKibbin’s Scribblin’s is now a website instead of a blog. Yep, I finally ponied up (a very affordable amount, actually. Thanks, WordPress.) to take their name off my blog. Now it’s just mckibbinsscribblins.com.
No need to change your bookmarks, unless you want to. The old address gets you here. I’ve also recently added several pages to hopefully explain Continue reading “Woo hoo! I’m a dot-com, too!”
So, 2017 hasn’t exactly been my year. Like many people, from what I can gather, for a variety of reasons.
For me professionally, it’s been pretty frustrating. I knew setting out on a freelance writing journey would be a long one. My time most of this year involved research, job applications, setting up profiles on content mill sites that I quickly realized were not a good fit for me (or a lot of others, from what I keep reading) and taking a freelance opportunity that kept me in an industry I was trying to leave. Continue reading “Ending on a hopeful note”