I have a writing buddy, that I truly can’t speak highly enough about. We’re both breaking into publication and the freelancing world at the same time, so we are sharing our new adventures together.
Last night, she called me concerning a freelance job she has. It’s for a wonderful organization, and offers her amazing exposure as a writer. However, after the organization leader told her the blog was hers to write and control as she saw fit, it hasn’t been the case.
My friend has 5 editors sending different ideas to her, all with different changes each time she writes an article. It’s not only drained her time and creativity, but her confidence has taken a dive as well. It’s also a volunteer gig, not paid. She has a two-year old daughter, husband, writes travel articles and is working on a novel. With her volunteer work, she’s not able to work on any other projects.
She’s handling things in a professional manner, and I’m very proud of her for that.
I had to ask her if this was worth her time, and reminded her, this isn’t her last writing gig.
So, what’s your take on this? If you were volunteering to write, yet dealt with these obstacles and frustrations, would you continue or kindly say good-bye?
Until Next Time…