R.I.P., Steve Jobs, which is all I have to say on that subject.
I'm still plugging away at my book, which is coming along slowly but surely. In the meantime, though, I'm trying to expand on my writing repertoire by searching for freelancing opportunities. I write, I proofread, I take pictures, I blog, I sing, I dance, I tell jokes.
Well, I don't dance, actually.
This evening I signed up with Freelanced.com, where I can track down such opportunities. It's a little... daunting, I think, is the word I want. There are a lot of freelancers out there. I've also been (somewhat shyly) submitting queries to periodicals about possibly writing articles for them, and checking into potential markets for short fiction. Of course, I have to write some short fiction before I can submit it anywhere, but hey, details. I've done freelance journalism in the past, as a newspaper columnist and a magazine writer, but it's been a while and in the case of the magazine, I was lucky enough to have gotten a contract through an editor friend. I only stopped doing it because they decided they were going to do all their articles in-house.
So I was just wondering - are any of my readers familiar with the search for freelance creative work? What have you found works or doesn't work? What pitfalls should I watch for, what scams have you encountered? Success stories?