The Adventures of a Freelance Writer and Editor

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My Trip to Maine

A few months ago, I read an article in Writer’s Digest about the importance of work/life balance. It suggested that freelance writers (and other self-employed professionals) take one to two weeks vacation every year. It makes sense, but when you are trying to start and operate a business, it is scary to take time off.

When my husband and I got invited to a cabin in Maine, I was a little nervous about leaving behind my work. I’m starting to feel confident in my ability to grow a successful business, and I finally have a handful of regular clients. I was scared that I would get behind or miss an opportunity, but then I remembered that article. I’d been working really hard and I deserved a break, so I gave myself permission to take an impromptu vacation. I’m glad a did.

For the past week, I’ve been waking up to a beautiful view of a lake and mountains. I’ve lounged around reading, and I’ve gone fishing. For  first time in a long time, I spent a whole week relaxing, and as a result, I came home refreshed.

Though not writing related, here are some highlights from my week.

1) I saw a moose. A real life moose in the wild.

2) I read a really good book (One Day (Movie Tie-in Edition) by David Nicholls).

3) I tried (keyword) bass and eggs for breakfast.

4) I went for a canoe ride.

5) I got to spend the week my husband and one of my best friends.

6) I ate fresh Maine lobster.

Even though I spent the week relaxing, I do have some writing updates. Here are my most recent blog posts.

To DIY or not to DIY (Mita Productions)

2011 Flower Trends (Mita Productions)

How to Choose a Wedding Theme (Music by Design)

Mumford & Sons (Music by Design)

A Garden Party Interview: Tina Jay Photography

After my rejuvenating vacation, I am ready to get back to work. I have a lot of writing and editing work to do this week, so I will keep you updated.

 

 

 

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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day everyone! It is a beautiful day (feels like summer). I’m getting ready for a BBQ with friends and family (it doesn’t get much better than that), but I wanted to take a moment to update everyone on my current and upcoming projects. Since it is a holiday, I’ll keep it short and sweet. Here we go:

*This week on A Garden Party Florist I wrote about Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s recent wedding and offered some wedding ideas inspired by the country couple. Click here to check it out. Stay tuned for my next post about Sara Rue’s wedding.

*I started blogging for a Hampton Chef Society. This week, I wrote “Do You Know Where Your Blueberries and Cranberries Come From?” Keep an eye out for my next article, “Why You Should Eat Blueberries and Cranberries.”

*I got hired as a wedding blogger for Music by Design, a wedding DJ located in Chicago. In the beginning of the week, I should have my first article posted.

*As usual, I worked on some grants for Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide (CFW) and Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH).

This upcoming week, I will be writing more articles for A Garden Party Florist, Hampton Chef Society, and Music by Design. I will also be working on grants for CFW and GCHFH. When I’m not writing, I’ll be looking for more projects (such as grant writing and copy editing), but for now, I am going to enjoy the holiday. Happy Memorial Day!

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