This last week has seen quite a lot going on around Chez Lunatic…well, maybe not a lot, but there have definitely been goings-on and stuff.
So, some newsy updates and stuff. Thanks to Lizzie, I entered into a poetry contest. A few weeks ago she sent me a link to The Poetry Nook. They offer a weekly poetry contest with prizes and she’s won an honorable mention twice. This is my second week participating. I won’t find out until next Wednesday (the 20th) whether I’ve placed somewhere in their lists but still, it’s a step in a direction for me that I haven’t taken yet.
Now, even though I didn’t even make honorable mention last week I still felt emboldened to enter a MUCH bigger contest over at Poetry Nation. This is a huge deal because they offer a bigger prize. Now, I’m not confident enough to think I could win it but there is a chance they might offer me an entry into their anthology, and that’s what I really care about. Being published somewhere would be a big boost for me. Currently, I’m considering submitting to other poetry anthologies and magazines but before I can do that I need to work on some new pieces for submission. Most probably will not be published online as many publications require non-published pieces, and that includes online blogs. But, the ones I don’t use for submissions I’ll put up. So, don’t worry if you don’t hear from me for a while. I’m still here.
Another thing that’s happened is the company I freelance for has changed the way they work with freelance writers. They now require us to go through Upworks, a site where businesses and freelancers can find each other for work. I’m new to this process so I’ll be learning the ropes this next week when my company goes live with it. What I’ve learned in the meantime, however, seems promising. I’ve already had one offer of an interview for writing blog articles, though I declined as I know nothing about the subject matter. But there are plenty of prospects and once I’m more familiar with Upworks’ process then I will look into other freelance jobs.
For now, I’m stepping outside my comfort zones and hoping for the best.
What’s going on in your world lately?