Learning Curve

I do not know how to use textbroker.com yet. I admit it. I was going to write an article today so I went to the site. They rated me at 3 stars (not bad for a 250 word sample but I can do better) and I can apparently only apply to 3 star jobs…I think. So I clicked on it and it said 11 jobs. I started researching for an article a little bit, clicked back on the article and it was no longer there. After that all the articles were not in my field. Debating on taking one and researching the hell out of it to get on the map at least. But I just do not know anything about corporate nonsense. Hopefully some home and garden articles will turn up.

Also I wonder… Am I supposed to reserve it somehow? Hmm. I will figure this thing out and then I will let you know if it eventually makes me money.

On the fiverr front, I may need to add another gig for writing. I got a great assignment to do 10 illustrations and a cover. Pretty excited. I’ve always been a split major: writing/illustration. So money in either camp makes me a happy girl.

I’m looking for a guest blogger exchange… Let me write for you and I will let you write for me. Let’s expand our clips and audiences. Just let me know what sort of post you are looking for from me. I am looking for some successful tips on breaking into fiction writing. Hit me up and we’ll talk.

Day 6: Writing!

Today was a good day to get an idea in the shower and spend all day writing it. Well not all day, I had to go to the bank, didn’t I? The rough draft was just finished 10 minutes ago and already 2 people have volunteered to read it and tell me if its crap. That’s good! I like it. It is rough. Tomorrow night I should be able to edit it into something good once the betas tell me what works and what needs clearing up.

I was looking at Swoon Reads and wondering if it was worth writing a whole romance just to test it out. Apparently it’s like the Voice for romance novels. 50,000 at the low end just to be considered but if you get picked it’s a book contract: $15,000 advance. Sounds pretty awesome. I might even have a Romance I can rewrite and submit. Something to seriously consider.

It’s not as if there is a direct path to publishing. Got to get my oars in the water somewhere. I’ll keep you posted on what happens next.

Day 3: Writing Career

Today was a work day.

I meant to get up at 8:30 so I could go to the gym. I woke up at 9:20. I had no time for the gym. I ended up getting a shower and working on the illustrations I need to finish by Sunday Night. Then I worked with all my awesome friends at our min wage job. So that sucked up a lot of writing time. But do not be discouraged! Today I did some writing. (Other than the blog… which is me currently writing.)

I worked on a novel for NanoWriMo called Wolf Girls. It’s a fun coming of age story about werewolves…and murder. It needs a subplot in the rewrite but so far so good on the main story line. Anyhow, I finished that story while doing nano and Book 2. Well today I wrote almost 600 words in that story. That’s right, even after 8.5 hrs of work, oversleeping and the completion of the first of three illustrations I’m working on: I had time to write.

Feeling accomplished.

Also I opened a photobucket account. I am going to get into the Cracked.com Photoplasty contests. I want one of those under my belt and then I want to come up with a 5 Things Article… So step 1 complete.

Today was a good day. Even got some compliments on my book The Angry Rabbit.