For those of you who submit to a variety of magazines and journals, here is a bit of encouragement to remember when you get rejected.
Have you ever wanted something so bad that you could almost taste it, or prayed for something so hard that you could almost feel it? Well, I’ve been praying for a writing job, for two reasons. Reason number one, to supplement my fixed income, and number two, to use my God given talent for writing. Today, my friends, my prayers have been answered. I finally got a temporary freelance writing job for a sports broker called Rushcube. Although the company would rather me write my articles in Google docs, I asked if I could attach the document in Word, and she had no problem with that. My manager even said that she would be happy to paste the document in google docs for me.
I write this little tidbit, to share my good news, and ask you to continue praying for me as I persue this job opportunity. I will keep you posted on my work, and let you know if any other opportunities come available for me. BTW, if anyone needs a freelance blogger to write guest posts, or ghost write for them, I will be happy to write for you. Let me know if I can be of service in the comments below.
Have you ever seen these freelance writing sites that pay people to write web content, articles and blogs? Well, I have discovered one site in particular that pays writers to write blogposts, ebooks, and articles, including rewriting, articles. However, when I try to submit an article to be approved by the requester, there is no place to submit the article, or paste the text into. Oh the registration process is accessible enough, but you can’t submit your work for payment.
It totally infuriates me when supposedly topnotch sites like oDesk, eLance, and iwriter and writer friendly sites like watpad make trying to be a part of the community or work in their site practically impossible for blind people. Not only that, but when you try to tell them that their site is not screenreader friendly for blind members, and suggest how they can make the site more accessible, they either totally ignore you, or they think that since other people can use the site, they are not required to make it accessible for the blind.
Don’t get me wrong, today’s technology enhancements are very helpful in some ways, but in others, they can be a headache. Please bear with me today, but I am frustrated beyond belief at those who only think of the ease of clicking a mouse rather than making the site easy for all visitors to access.
Please excuse me for venting, but I had to get that frustration off my chest, though maybe I should have saved this for my journal. What do you think? Does anyone know whether there are any accessible writing platforms paid or not for the blind?
On a more positive note, I will have a story published in one of two anthologies that are being put together by the facebook group called get down with the authors. I’ll let you know when the book will be published, and where you can download it for free. We all love a freeby, right? Well, keep your eyes and ears opened for this one!