Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Essay: Viva La Blog

About a year ago, I was chosen for a 'makeover' over at The Renegade Writer Blog. The original renegades are Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell, and they've printed two extremely helpful books about freelancing writing, The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success (The Renegade Writer's Freelance Writing series) and The Renegade Writer's Query Letters That Rock: The Freelance Writer's Guide to Selling More Work Faster (The Renegade Writer's Freelance Writing series)
The rest of the renegades, in case you're curious, are those of us who freelance according to their advice, which does NOT involve self addressed stamped envelopes!

My goal was to be a book dork for life. I love reading, reviewing and writing about books, and that's where I wanted my freelance life to go.

For a variety of reasons, that didn't happen. I signed the contract for my book, which threw my business plan out of whack, and the economics of book writing didn't match what I needed to make in order to pay the mortgage on my new house. Book reading and writing also became a job -- not my intended goal.

In any case, you can read the entire essay here. One result of this makeover experience is that I started this blog, which been more fun and interesting and helpful than I ever thought it would be. So enjoy the essay, and whatever else The Beautiful, Wonderful, Fabulous Renegades have to say!

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