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Monday, February 06, 2006

February Update

I am so grateful that my freelance writing career has taken off.
It's on an upward bound and can at times be overwhelming, but
I'm enjoying it all. I've finally gotten organized and on
schedule so that I'm meeting self-imposed deadlines as well
as actual deadlines enforced by whoever I'm writing for.

One thing I’m excited about is being the entertainment writer for
this new magazine. Next week I hope to have all of my articles
written and sent off to the publisher for review. I hope my
vision for the entertainment section matches the overall vision
for the magazine. I’ll keep you posted.

I've done about 6 or 7 interviews with different celebs in the
past 2 weeks, so I'll be busy this week typing up the articles/
interviews so I can submit them and/or post them. I also have
a few reviews pending. I like to listen to a CD several times
before commenting.

I usually find something interesting about everybody I interview.
One particular person stood out. She’s just fabulous and down to
earth and I wish everyone can see beneath the stardom. She’s
someone that young ladies should want to emulate. Normally,
I wouldn’t say “so and so” celebrity would make a great role
model, but in this case, this particular celeb is a great role
model.

I also stopped procrastinating and submitted one of my many
scripts to a producer. I haven't heard anything from him yet,
but I hope no news is good news. In the meantime, I’ll be
working on re-writes of some of my other scripts.

I got everything off to my new publisher by the deadline
(yippee). Now I’m waiting on the next phase—edits. That’s
when the real fun will begin.

February is Black History Month, but why limit yourself to
one month. African Americans are making history every day.
I’m putting out two newsletters this month, so check out the
2nd newsletter and it will have links to some interesting
Black facts.
One particular person I will highlight is the First Black
Fire Chief of Shreveport, LA—Kelvin Cochran. Also in the
February newsletter, you’ll get to meet one of the new
AOL Love Coaches.

A friendly reminder, every Monday, check for updated posts
at the My Invisible Husband blog at http://myinvisiblehusband.blogspot.com and at the AskOhShelia! blog at http://askohshelia.blogspot.com.


Blogger Ruben said...
Congradulations and I envy you for pursuing your dreams. I think photography is mine dream, but I'm not exactly sure. I'm also hesitant to pursue it because I don't want to play the role of the starving artist.  

Blogger deltareviewer said...
How did you get into free lancing? I'm interested. What I would really like to do is get paid to read books. Is there a job like that? I want to support you in every way I can. Do that thing...just don't stop writing books because your last book was off the chain.  

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