Thursday, April 11, 2013

[Linkage] J is for Job

Note: My A-Z theme is linkage. Every day (at 7:00 a.m. EST), I'm going to list three helpful industry links per letter, and then I'll ask for suggestions in the comments—that way, we can pool our resources! :)
 
J is for Job

Do you have any tips for treating this like a "real" job?

30 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I probably fall short on those seven habits.

Juliana Haygert said...

Great links, sister!

Regina said...

I have always been a fan of goal setting.

YelenaC said...

Thanks for sharing the links!

I wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the Liebster Award here:http://tinyurl.com/3wbj8ll Hope you join the fun! :)

Melissa said...

Not my best topic. I'm just trying to get a publishable book written. LOL (*marketing-genius-Carrie cringes* :P)

cleemckenzie said...

I guess my only tip is to enjoy the heck out of whatever process you have. I look at writing as my way to treat myself and see just how well I can set my story into motion.

Donna said...

I wish writing could be my main job, but I'm fewer than 7 years from retirement. Ugh

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm falling short on every habit. I need to be more organized!!!

Carrie Butler said...

I think we all do. My problem is balance...

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, sister! :D

Mark Means said...

I'll be checking these links out. Again, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great links! It does help to treat writing like a job. It really is one, albeit unpaid for me right now, but then my volunteer work is unpaid and any good volunteer treats that type of work professionally.

joylene said...

I amaze myself by my dedication sometimes. Other times, I so lazy it's unimaginable. Like today, for instance. Stayed up too late last night watching Netflix. Bad.

Your post... good!

David T List said...

I'm bookmarking these for sure...Especially the first, on scheduling

Carrie Butler said...

Me too. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Sweet! Thank you, Yelena. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Pfft! I may be organized, but I'm terrible with structured schedules. I end up spinning around in my chair going, "ADD, ADD, ADD..."

Carrie Butler said...

That's a great way to look at it, Lee! :)

Carrie Butler said...

So close, Donna! You can make it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Don't make me come over to WV and have an intervention! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

No problem, Mark! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Exactly! We should take pride in all work we do, not just the paid variety. :)

Carrie Butler said...

*Grins* Well, as long as it was a good show and/or movie...

Thanks, Joylene!

Carrie Butler said...

I'm glad to hear that, David! :)

Nick Wilford said...

Turning up every day is the key trick! You need consistency.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Susan Kaye Quinn has written great work. Definitely checking her post. Thanks for the links.

Carrie Butler said...

I agree. Consistency is the key to most things. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Yeah! No problem, Sheena-kay. :)

Clare said...

I've been slacking off a lot recently, so these links are the motivation I need to get myself re-focused.

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! :)