If only my office looked like this...
Source: edgeplot

Freelancing is a Business, So Act Like It!

I’ve run this company for nine years. It’s been successful in that I can pay my bills and get the things I need. However, I haven’t approached it exactly how I should’ve all these years. I haven’t always treated it like a business. Do I hear shocked gasps from the peanut gallery? Sadly, it’s true.[…]

slush pile writing magazine

What’s the Slush Pile Like, Anyway? Part 2

I promised you a part two to this post last week and I finally got around to writing it. Yay!. We already talked about the submissions process, our file management system, and the types of stories we receive over at the Goldfish. So today, we’re going to take a look at the types of submitters[…]

Learning How (and When) to Say “No” (And “Yes,” When Appropriate)

Sometimes, I need to say “no.” Whether it’s to a project or social engagement, I need to say “no.” However, more often than not, I say “yes.” I say “yes” to social plans and “yes” to web content projects. I say “yes” to blog management gigs and I say “yes” to article assignments. I say[…]

How Do You Know When a Story is Done?

This is a question I ask myself on a near daily basis. After all, there’s some external metric by which you can measure your story for completeness and determine whether or not its submission ready, right? Right?!? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. at least, it hasn’t been the case for me. In fact, I seem[…]