Why I don’t post or quilt as often as I’d like
This is my Big Board of Newspaper Story Deadlines. It is my way of trying to wrangle the chaos of photo assignments and deadlines into a manageable tangle. So far so good, the only problem is learning to look ahead, waaaay ahead. I’m working on it.
I have lots of interesting features assigned over the next several weeks. A beer tasting, a wine festival, hypnosis, Wicca, Jewishness stuff (that’s just a working title), dog training, two Home of the Month stories and much, much more.
This board doesn’t include my weekend story assignments. They don’t come in until Friday and usually involve two or three places to go and see (always interesting places!!) and then a big rush to get the stories written before the 6:30 a.m. deadline on Monday morning.
There has been a HUGE learning curve for me. This freelance newspaper reporting and feature writing isn’t as easy as it looks — though, I must say, it’s TWICE as fun going out on assignment.
Would I normally attend the Korean War Veterans Remembrance Day celebration? Absolutely not.
Did I enjoy the heck out of it when I went? You betcha!!
I have been at this for four months now. I’m learning, I’m making mistakes, I’m having adventures. Life is good.
“A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other people, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the full measure I have received and am still receiving.” ~Albert Einstein