New York is like that.... If you play your cards right, and you sweat a lot, and you pay your dues, the rewards are not sometimes, but often, beyond your wildest dreams. -- Lillian Roxon, Australian journalist (1932-1973)
This blog post will be short and sweet.
I've pretty much been pushing myself to my limits and beyond, regarding finding and completing freelance editing and writing projects.
It's fascinating, because I'm also consciously putting out the intention to the Universe that I only want to work with clients who truly interest me - and that's exactly what's been happening. Not a boring assignment in the bunch!
But this week, my spirits really went sky-high, because several goals that had seemed out of reach suddenly materialized, all at once:
- Way back in February, a book designer colleague had asked me to write a guest blog post about editing for his e-newsletter. I was so busy, there was no time. Finally, I did, and he accepted the article - without suggesting even one small change. It will run soon.
- At a publishing conference in March, the sponsoring association's president suggested that I write an article about editing for the group's national magazine. I was so busy, there was no time. Finally, I e-mailed the magazine editor in New York; she called me this week, and I'm writing an article for the July issue.
- I've been wanting to get a gig editing corporate blogs. The author of the book I'm collaborating on (we hope it will be out in the next couple of weeks!) had lunch with a colleague who is ... writing corporate blogs, and was hoping to find an editor to review them before they're printed. Connection made!
- For a long time, I've thought I'd like to be a ghost. Oh, not a ghost like in a movie, but a ghostwriter for someone who has a story to tell but isn't a writer. An acquaintance recommended me to a well-known media person who definitely has an interesting story but isn't a writer. This person is from New York (see the quote at the top of this blog post), and said she chose me to be her ghost because she's "a street kid with great intuition."
These four "current events" definitely are Beyond My Wildest Dreams. Most amazing!