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We've all heard that expression. In my case today, it's been "Work is like buses, when you want one there's nothing and the they all come at once."

Over the weekend I kept an eye on my email to see if there was any replies to writing jobs that I'd applied for. I log on this morning and I have 4 replies from different people. All of a sudden it looks like I might be booked up with work. Out of those four though, only 2 was I looking forward to. The other two I was looking forward to until I found out that they weren't what they were advertised to be. Don't you just hate that. Something you put effort into getting and then they turn out to be something kind of disappointing. My excitement kind of dwindled away. 2 out of those 4 jobs I think I will be turning down. 1 of the ones I was very excited about I don't think I will be able to take because of my location, and the 4th I'm still waiting to hear more on.

I feel so disappointed now. My morning looked set to be a really good one but now...Woe be me fits the circumstances I think.

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Comment by David Eide on August 18, 2008 at 10:16am
This is an excellent example Katrina of developing a business sense and keeping as much emotion out of the business side as you can. Otherwise emotion will sweep in and knock you for a loop and freelance writing will get discouraging. In fact, don't feel anything until you have some agreement or contract in place that releases the sense of anxiety so you can fully pursue the project. Things sometimes don't work out. But the loss of several job possibilities also opens the door for others you may have overlooked.

It is a matter of experience and you will learn to ignore the signals of rejection and disappointment. That is one major test for the professional freelance writer.
Comment by Katrina on August 19, 2008 at 12:13am
I found that out :) Yesterday I thought I'd give one of the writing ones that hadn't looked so promising a go. I started writing and something that I thought wasn't actually very good they turned out to think was great. I got really excited at this prospect. Sooo, we're giving it a full week trial. It turned out that I had applied for something differerent with them but they had given me the wrong one. They really like what I'm doing though. :)

Thankyou for the advice though. I haven't had any problem with the rejection but i couldn't believe how disappointed I was when I realised that some of the writing jobs weren't what they seemed or that I might not be able to take up some of the offers that have been made.


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