Welcome to autumn! Whether this seasonal change is one you embrace or one you detest–it does offer one key opportunity–the chance to tune up your writing game.
I take the time each quarter to clean, file, update and generally organize my desk area, my computer and my contacts. It’s a great way to transition from one mode to another–which can be very helpful if you are a freelance writer.
For example, if you are pitching magazines, you’ll need to keep a running tally of queries out, queries in and query status. Or–if you have some clients you haven’t worked with in a while, it can be a good idea to send a quick note here and there. There are always plenty of things you need to stay on top of in this career field–and setting aside the time each quarter to do some of these tasks is a smart move.
What you will do to stay organized will depend on what tasks are a part of your writing life, but some things are common to most writers. Here are a few you may want to add to your list: Continue reading Writers – Is It Time For A Tune-Up?