Friday Roundup

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Hey everybody. You’ve probably noticed that I’ve dropped off blogging (or you haven’t noticed until now, when you’re getting this long overdue halllllooooo!). Well, freelance life has been busy, and that’s a good thing in so many ways, but it also means less of this. Resources and Awesome Posts For You: This Startup Will Piss Off Publishers and Make Freelancers Happy Contently Master Scene Types for Page-Turning Plots at Writer Unboxed 5 Ways You Can Improve Your Mood Right Now (Sweatpants & Coffee has a clean new web design) An Alpine Antidote to Working Weekends NY Times 4 Ways to Take Better Breaks at mental_floss Here are my most recent articles. Stay tuned for some really helpful ones on Freelancing in the next couple … Read More

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The Thousand Things

JordanMothers and Writing, Musings

From the archives. This post originally ran June, 2011–but it feels right for now. On the phone with a writing client today I say, “It’s a crazy week,” and he laughs knowingly. “It’s always a crazy week,” he says. I can’t read his tone. Is he chastising me? It does seem that I say this to him each week during our standing appointment. Is this his impression of the person he’s hired to coach him through seeing his manuscript through to publication? “It’s always crazy, for everyone,” he amends, but somehow I still feel guilty. The day spins out like a yo-yo flung too far and gone slack. I’ve finished several critiques and a book review on time and suddenly it’s … Read More

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