Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Famine Phase in the Feast or Famine Cycle of Freelancing: Curse or Benefit?

November 13, 2013

You’re in the famine phase of the feast or famine cycle of freelancing. You’re worried and you’re panicking. What do you do?

Do you:

• Start beating the bushes looking for any new freelancing gig. • Hold your own pity party. • Take time to recharge your batteries. • Pause for a minute and reflect where you’ve been and where you need to be.

If you’re like me, you’ll do all of the above. The … Read more.

Don’t Put All Your Researching Eggs in One Basket

November 3, 2013

In a previous blog post I wrote about researching possible publishing clients using the library to do your research. I sang the praises of The Literary Marketplace. I also talked about the importance of visiting a local bookstore when compiling a list of potential clients. I still believe both are important. However after receiving an e-mail from a potential client a few weeks ago, I think it’s better to visit the bookstore or publisher’s website … Read more.