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National Freelance Writers Appreciation Week

By February 11, 2013

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Happy Monday fellow freelancers. If you woke up this morning feeling particularly warm and fuzzy, that's because it's officially National Freelance Writers Appreciation Week. (Or, so says my email inbox via Society of Professional Journalists).

Here are my top three suggestions for celebrating National Freelance Writers Appreciation Week:

1) Pick up a magazine, surf to a website, or read a white paper that was obviously not written by a professional freelance writer. Pat yourself on the back for saving your clients from such schlock.

2) Take a morning off, pack up your various electronic doodads, and firmly plant your bum at the local coffee shop with a high-calorie frothy mess of a drink while you work on your creative, personal, non-paid work-in-progress (novel? poetry? memoir?)  and nothing else.

3) Re-up your memberships at the various organizations that make this career not only possible, but profitable and satisfying. I recommend: Freelancers Union, National Writers Union, Society for Professional Journalists, Editorial Freelancers Association, and/or the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

February 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm
(1) Katherine says:

You know, I am going to celebrate somehow. I am not sure what to do with. Perhaps I’ll have a Valentine’s date with a good book. :-) (Don’t have a real Valentine this year…)

February 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm
(2) freelancewrite says:

Seriously, Katherine, you don’t know how many of my fantasies involve me and a book. Me and a book in the bath, me and a book in a quiet bed, me and a book next to a lake in the summer….haha. :)

February 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm
(3) Dana Neuts says:

I think this celebration calls for a glass of wine or another tasty adult beverage…at noon on Friday.

February 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm
(4) freelancewrite says:

I’m gonna agree.

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