In September I quit working full-time to focus on my writing. I relished spending more time on my work for my MFA program, and I was itching to getting some writing out into the world. I spent the last three months getting better at talking about myself as a writer and a photographer (eek), learning how to pitch a story and networking with professional contacts. Here’s what happened:
- In October, three of my photographs were published on the Philadelphia Review of Books: Rambo, Pasta, Wheat.
- By November, I’d hit the 150-post mark on my other blog, The Fiddly Bits and decided to take a little break from writing these bits.
- Then, I wrote about cruelty-free fashion for Monster Dolls, and I might keep writing for them.
- In early December I was a guest blogger for The Non-Profit Academy, a blog maintained by fundraising consultant Kirsten Bullock. I wrote about creating e-newsletters–check out my check list here.
- And I wrote a brief article about Macalester alumni and their food blogs for the Winter 2014 issue of Macalester Today, Macalester’s alumni magazine. (Check out Sweets with Sara, VegInDC, Blahnik Baker and Grown in Harlem!)
One thing I learned is that I love writing lists. Jen will tell you that this is not a surprise, that I have alway written lists, that it is my most prolific form. So be it.