Friday, March 9, 2007

Over two weeks after I crunched to get a freelancing assignment in, I still have not been paid. I don't like chasing people down and being a nuisance, but what can you do? I can't afford to work for free.

I thought that the column revision went well because they gave me the column and said they looked forward to working with me. Today I received an email that they were taking it back. I am pretty disappointed. I can understand rejections - hey, I'm a writer and for every acceptance, you know there are 5-10 rejections - but acceptance and then changing your mind? That just adds insult to injury.

I am applying for a staff position at another excellent website which I will not reveal until/unless I get it. Cross your fingers for me. I wrote them two good samples but if they don't want me, I will go elsewhere with them.

I've found it's very difficult to write when you have a full-time job. It becomes nearly impossible when you are in school as well. I haven't written anything for myself, or for a personal project, in a very long time. In May a writing group that I joined is having a weekend getaway retreat to a lake house with workshops and everything. I am looking forward to it with all of my being.

1 comment:

Susan said...

April, thanks for the link. I can totally relate amen trying to get paid. ARGH!! If it becomes a truly chronic problem, try reporting it to Whispers and Warnings on Writers Weekly: http://www.writersweekly.com/whispers_and_warnings/003945_03142007.html