It's Raining, It's Pouring, The Weekend Workload Is Soaring
Like my poem? TGIF!
It's a really rainy, windy day here in NYC. The good news is, most of the snow has washed away. The bad news is the temperatures are falling fast and all this rain is going to likely turn into ice overnight.
Fun times in the winter!
Before I get into the new stories I'm working on, I want to give the most mega of thanks to everyone that came through for me in a major way yesterday.
When I shared in a late afternoon newsletter that sources had fallen through on a very time sensitive story I was working on, everyone TRULY rose to the occasion.
Within minutes of sending out yesterday’s newsletter, I received dozens of emails offering up sources. The people I ended up including in the story made themselves available to answer interview questions late into the night last night and early this morning. The story is now wrapped up and I can't even begin to say how grateful I am.
And, of course, next time I need experts in this area for any of my outlets, I'll know who to reach out to.
Something to think about this weekend
As I mentioned in my newsletter the other day, Bryce and I are taking a seminar with other writers on community building and collaboration. A goal of today’s class session was specifically related to making connections with other writers. In doing so, we had to look inward, and ask ourselves: Who cares about you write about? Why would they read it? What do your readers need more of? What’s the change they desire? What’s the problems only you can solve? Even if we are doing the same craft, we are doing it in our ways, and we all bring something unique into the table that no one else does quite the same way. And that means there’s always an opportunity to learn from each other.
While this was a thought starter for our own workshop, I think it’s something we can all appreciate as we look into at our own careers and passions, whether or not they are related to writing or other arts. Why do we do what we do, and what makes what we do and how we do it different from anyone else? Thinking on those answers may just give us the motivation we need in our own paths, and also give us the push we need if it’s time to make a change.
Kindred PR is looking for an Account Executive to join the team. The role is remote, but they’d ideally look for someone based in NY. The job posting can be found here and resumes/cover letters can be sent to Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's what I'm working on this weekend:
1 - For Taste of Home: I'm rounding up Best Craft Kits for Kids That Love to Create - please limit pitches to the following retailers - Etsy, Amazon (please limit Amazon pitches to those having a four star rating and be reviewed minimally 500 times), Cricut, Walmart, Target, Joanne, Oriental Trading.
2 - For SPY.com, I'm working on the following:
a - President's Day Sales: This is an update of this story from last year - if you want an example of the kind of deals I'm looking for, but as you can see, keeping it pretty comprehensive.
b - I'm also rounding up science fiction books written by women.
For any of these stories, please start a new email thread and email email@example.com. Thanks so much!
Here's a story that published since yesterday:
55 Romantic Valentine's Day Gifts For The Woman You Love
Have the best weekend!
Hope you stay warm and enjoyed some good shows this weekend!
That's a great way of looking into oneself and reflecting on why we write. Is the seminar just in New York or is it s virtual group other writers can join?