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Post Updated: December 4, 2020 That place probably receives hundreds of pitches each week—I’m not going to bother. I can only assume that a bunch of people already applied for that gig, so I don’t stand a chance. So many people want that project, there’s no way I’ll be the one to land it. Sound […]
My encounters with that nasty comparison trap always start innocently enough. I’ll be scrolling through Twitter or reading through a few different articles I have stashed in my Pocket account. But, being that I’m a writer, my eyes almost always skim through the headline and then dart directly to that byline.
A few days ago, I did something sort of crazy and out of character for me. No, I didn’t skydive or complete a half marathon. What did I do? I said NO. No to a potential client who was interested in working with me. No to increasing my income. No to expanding my experience and […]
Something sort of emotional happened yesterday: I filled up another journal. “OK, big deal…” you’re likely thinking now. And, I can’t blame you. What kind of nutcase gets a little teary eyed when they manage to fill the pages of a notebook? Well, I do. And, for good reason, I think. You see, we all […]
I’m one of those people who has the tendency to always want more. No matter what I’ve done or what I’ve accomplished, I’m always trying to find ways to take things to the next level. And, while I believe that perseverance has allowed me to achieve numerous things in life, it can also be downright […]
The start of my freelance writing career was filled with a lot of anxiety. Know what else there was a lot of? Rejection. In the beginning, I felt like my entire job was to send out emails in order to get a “Thanks, but no thanks” response in return. And, as if that wasn’t disheartening […]