It has been a slow writing week for me. I definitely need to work on my time management skills and atleast write a little everyday. Some days I spend hours writing and other days I do not seem to find the time. It is easy to also get lost in time, researching information online, rather than spend time actually writing. Maybe I need to start setting a time limit for reading blogs and researching information online.
I do find some very helpful information, so at least I am not wasting time. I have found two books which are on my wish list as writing resources : The Yahoo Style Guide : The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World by Yahoo and the Associated Press Stylebook. Another of my favorite freelance writing websites, www.freelancewritinggigs.com , has a link to several free writing resources : www.freelancewritinggigs.com/2009/10/4-free-stuff-for-writers/ . A dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia are among some of the resources you can find there.
I have been saving useful links I find as favorites on my computer, so I can find them easily when I need to refer to them again. Some of the favorite folders I have on my computer are writing jobs, reference resources, nurse freelance writers, and writing contests. I may have to go through and reorganize them again, but atleast it’s a beginning and you have to start somewhere. Same thing with writing.
I did finish writing a short article today and submitted it on www.firehow.com . Here is the link to it : http://firehow.com/2012020530040/how-to-make-the-most-of-your-healthcare-provider-visit.html . Well, maybe this will be a more productive week and I will get more writing done.