Yearly Archives: 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I know I did. It was beautiful outside, so we spent the day outside with the kids, raking and working on our compost pile. I can’t wait to start planting some grass and flowers.

I know I have not updated since the 27th, and it’s because things are crazy busy around here. There’s never enough time to get everything done. I would seriously clone myself if I could. Imagine how productive I would be then?

As far as my writing goes, I have had some time to work on my current work-in-progress, so I’m happy about that. I also have been brainstorming a new idea that popped into my head the other day. I can’t wait to see if it works out. You can never tell for sure until you begin writing. Hopefully it leads somewhere and not to a dead end.

Other than that, I don’t have much to say. I’ll check back in a few days.


Things to Come

As you can see, I didn’t get a chance to write anything yesterday like I had hoped to. I wasn’t feeling well at all, and I’m still not today. I’m not sure if I have the flu or if it’s my allergies. Either way, I wanted to provide you with some more info on things to come and changes that I’ve recently made in regards to my writing.

As some of you know, I was writing for and was quite successful at it. I was all set to become a National Examiner, but due to a holdup with my background check, I couldn’t.

I found out in November, I believe it was, that my background check never came back. (My info. was submitted in March 2009.) I continually over the subsequent months only to be told my background check was still in limbo. Since I didn’t want to write on a local level anymore due to the changes that were recently made, I decided that it would be best to close my account. It wasn’t an easy decision because I genuinely enjoyed writing for Examiner, but it just wasn’t working out the way I had hoped it would.

So where does that leave me? Well, I have freelance writing positions at Demand Studios and Break Studios. I also ghostwrite for a private client and publish revenue share articles on my own at eHow and Helium. In addition, I write a lot of safety and health-related documents for Take 2 Dough Productions in Sanford, Maine.

While it may seem like my plate is full, I am looking for other writing opportunities that allow me to be creative and express my thoughts. There are topics that I love to write about, like television shows, celebrities, etc., that I would love to write about on a professional level. So I’m going to keep my eyes and ears open and maybe, just maybe, I’ll find a new opportunity.

In the near future, I’d like to start posting interviews with fellow freelance writers and authors who have made it in the writing industry despite all the odds against them. I’d also like to start posting some of my original pieces for all of you to read.

Well, that’s it for today’s update. Have a great remainder to your weekend.

I’m Back

Well, I’m back after a fairly long hiatus. Yay! I’m so excited.

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve let my dreams and passions fall to the wayside for a variety of reasons, with the most important reason being motherhood.

It’s not that I haven’t written at all over the last six months, because I have. But 99% of the writing that I’ve done has been for work. Only 1%, if that, has been on any of my personal projects. That’s really sad. By not taking the time to write for me, I’ve let a part of myself slip away. And what an important part of me that is.

Well, things are going to be different for here on out. From now on, I’m going to make a conscious effort to spend some time each day working on writing projects that mean something to me. I have one work-in-progress that I would love to finish that I started a year and a half ago. So my goal is to have the first draft of it done by my birthday in July. I want to finish it as a birthday present to myself.

I’m also hoping to post at least one blog post per day, updating all of you on how things are going with my writing, both personally and professionally.

Thank you for stopping by and please check back for updates. There’s no stopping me now. My dreams ARE going to come true. I’m going to make sure of that.

– Nikki

P.S. I must admit, it feels nice to jot my thoughts down again.