A little rant and writing freelance?
Hey. So it's been awhile. Been trying to write steadily, but a few personal things have prevented that for the most part.
I have tried to sneak a few minutes here and there, and did a little minor editing, but no writing. I can see how time can destroy some writer's flow, where thoughts become old and stale and you come back to them and have to clean them off and carve them down and pretty much start over with a core that is bland and tasteless.
Blogging is even harder when you don't have readers as of yet, you feel a bit discouraged--where is any of it going--because you don't know if it's worth it. It is, of course. And there will be readers. Being positive is a big part of it, and if you don't have that, don't even bother. The stress from worrying and not knowing if you are good enough can cause a huge strain on how you view yourself and how you write. You second guess yourself and you will never be productive.
I've been looking into freelance writing lately, though it's hard to weed out the scams from the legit offers. I'm going to keep looking into this and see what there is to offer, while I write my stories, of course--which I have gotten back into. Once your back in it's easy sailing, you just have to stay positive and remind yourself that this is what you want to do. And if nothing is coming to you, just write anything--even if you delete it later you might find something you can use.
A site that is very helpful to alert if an agent is a scam or asks for money to represent you is http://pred-ed.com/
They list all agents and editors and more and let you know if they are seedy or legit. Very worth it to give them a go. Sometime I'll tell about my prior experience with an agent agent that I found on that site later to be a scam.
Until next time. Keep writing.