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 Gort 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)

C. Lee McKenzie 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 K. Weaver 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!

Connie B. Dowell 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 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! :)