Freelance writer. Founder of The Writing Cooperative.
How To Organize Time For Writers
Confession time: I like to be in control. It's not an overbearing thing, but my anxiety moves in when I lack options. To maintain control, I crave spreadsheets, numbers, and data. Information leads to choices, and options bring control.
Memories From My First Job
There once was a time when I worked a less, how shall I say, rewarding job. Like many people, my first venture into the workforce was at a local grocery store. I was sixteen, a sophomore in high school, and looking for money. So, I turned to the "we hire everyone" mentality of the local store. They signed me on as a bag boy — wait, I'm sorry — front service personnel. I'm sure the fancy title was intended to raise the morale among our measly ranks in exchange for paying minimum wage. Fancy title or not, I was now part of the working world.