|Break time is over--back to writing, monkey!|
Dance, Monkey, Dance!
It's a week of many small assignments for this writer. Multiple articles going out to many sites. So I'm dancing around like a crazed circus monkey, checking guidelines and pivoting from topic to topic. All while juggling dozens of deadlines.
This is what happens when I don't line up better gigs. Not necessarily more enjoyable ones (I do like the topics), or easier, but just better paying. Dropped the ball there, so it's going to take lots of little projects to meet my goals.
I'm going about it in what I prefer to think of as the smart way:
- Grouping article writing by site, so as to deal with one set of guidelines at a time.
- Taking advantage of open news beat assignments, for a little topic freedom.
- Using one main topic and creating separate pieces with different angles, to save on research time.
Are you juggling a lot this week? How do you cope?
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