Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fun Done, Work Begun

Hi Gang, I'm back from my fun 3 days at the beach with close girlfriends and have lots of pics and giggles to share, but not today. Hubs told me this morning that even with his two jobs, if I do not find a way to being in $$ with my writing, I will need to get "get back out there" and get a normal job!! Not the best motivation for creativity but it will have to do for now.

So after this note to you I am heading back to my writing room to continue working on my "Dream Job" package that is my latest project. As I've said before I would love to write a weekly (or more) column for a newspaper. My only field of expertise is really just my faith, so it would need to be an "Inspirational" column.

My local paper goes out to a pretty large number of adjoining cities. They have a page on saturdays called "Faith & Ethics".  I have been working on a letter that sells my self to them. It will include my writing experience, my blog subscriber numbers, my blog addresses so they can check me out, etc. I have also asked a few friends to write a 2or 3 line testimonial or recommendation about my writing and what it means to them. I will include those in the letter, along with past writing samples and several new sample columns that would fit their need. (If you are so inclined, a one liner from any of you would be lovely. Thanx!)

Can you think of anything I am missing that would help me get this job? They are not advertising for it at all, it is just what I want to do and so I am "cold-calling" to convince them they need me. Not exactly my normal behavior!! Very new territory!!

Thanx for being here in my laptop Friends! I appreciate you more than you know,


  1. The fact that you are putting yourself out there is fantastic! I'm sure someone will see the value of your honest insight! I certainly have!

  2. You deserve the dream job! I hope they know it too

  3. I hope your venture goes well in this "new territory."
    "Faith and Ethics" writing — the kind of stuff I do. Go for it!
    The other thing in which you have expertise, of course, is home and family living. I didn't say you were perfect; I said you had experience. One does not have to be perfect in order to have shareable experience.
    Blessings and Bear hugs!

  4. I wish you all the best. Sounds to me like you have thought of everything and all you can do is pray. Hopefully you´ll have good luck like your hubby did!


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