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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-03-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,314
Posted By tamrey
I get up early or stay up late...Write...

I get up early or stay up late...Write constantly; every free moment. Watch 2 hours of TV a week. Lots of toggling. Set up play activities for my 3-year old. I have to fit in her therapy every day (3...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-03-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By tamrey
Just registered...going to follow up next week.

Just registered...going to follow up next week.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-01-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By tamrey
I have a degree in English but my concentration...

I have a degree in English but my concentration was creative writing so that didn't help as far as finding work. I actually found that my background in psych and education helped me get great writing...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-31-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By tamrey
Hmmm, I will definitely need to check online to...

Hmmm, I will definitely need to check online to see if my library system has that available on their site. Getting the same info for free would be nice. Thanks for the heads up, ApriMay![/QUOTE]
...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-30-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By tamrey
This may be worth the investment. I'm going to...

This may be worth the investment. I'm going to try this myself. I spend a lot of time researching and I can find things pretty fast but these resources look really good.

I get nervous with some...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-08-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By tamrey
I've been using Article Checker. It does bring up...

I've been using Article Checker. It does bring up many common phrases. I like this because I can change overused sentences and phrases.

This can be troublesome if your reputation is on the line....
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-06-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By tamrey
Thanks kmljrl, I had no idea what was going...

Thanks kmljrl,

I had no idea what was going on...I should have saved the article in Word. Ugh.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-06-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By tamrey
I guess that there are issues...I lost an article...

I guess that there are issues...I lost an article along with pictures and links. I can't waste time with this...I'm waiting until the glitches are worked out.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-06-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By tamrey
I claimed and submitted an article for Demand...

I claimed and submitted an article for Demand Studios over two weeks ago. There was no "Publish" option so I submitted it for review.

I received an email stating that the assignment was going...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-24-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By tamrey
I'll try these ideas. I didn't think of the...

I'll try these ideas. I didn't think of the recycling bin or using words from the document...Thanks, Dana

I'm trying to give this a positive spin...I'm thinking that the project may be taking up...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-24-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By tamrey
I worked on a document all day yesterday. I saved...

I worked on a document all day yesterday. I saved it as I wrote and I'm sure I saved it when I exited in the wee hours of the night.

I can't find the document anywhere. I looked in my temp files...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-02-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By tamrey
I LOVE prompts and Absolute Write is a great...

I LOVE prompts and Absolute Write is a great resource. The Write Anything blog (I'm the Wednesday Writer) also offers prompts. We post one each day. There's more than 500 right now.

The category...
Forum: Pregnant WAHMs 04-29-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By tamrey
Yeah. I would think that they could have someone...

Yeah. I would think that they could have someone else do it. Waiting is so hard.

You are getting pretty close to the 2nd trimester (even if you're off by a week or so). You should feel so much...
Forum: Pregnant WAHMs 04-29-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By tamrey
Exercise is great during pregnancy. I just use a...

Exercise is great during pregnancy. I just use a treadmill and walk around my yard. Unfortunately, I slipped a disc in my lower back so I'm not really allowed to do too much until after the baby. I...
Forum: Children with special needs 04-21-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By tamrey
It makes sense. I do think that the fundamental...

It makes sense. I do think that the fundamental problem is the lack of quality services across the board. I don't mind using my tax dollars to help families that are caught between getting the help...
Forum: Children with special needs 04-18-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By tamrey
This is a great response that does help to...

This is a great response that does help to clarify some issues. The petition is mistaken in comparing educational tuition to therapy. These interventions are not academic in nature. They are...
Forum: Pregnant WAHMs 04-17-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 480
Posted By tamrey
Our top three right now are: Lia Chloe ...

Our top three right now are:

Lia
Chloe
Lydia

We have to see the baby before we can name her. Our 1st daughter was supposed to be Lydia but the name just didn't suit her.
Forum: Children with special needs 04-17-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By tamrey
Quote from the site: "Every year during tax...

Quote from the site:

"Every year during tax preparation time, we find that there are no tax
breaks for the inordinate amount of money we spend on our children’s
needs...With this petition, we...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-11-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By tamrey
I get why it's going over the top this week. We...

I get why it's going over the top this week. We have a new little one due in a few weeks. I think that I'm being watched closely.

Still, I really need to stop being so wishy-washy. Time to create...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-11-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By tamrey
How do you get your dear, loving friends and...

How do you get your dear, loving friends and family to understand that you are at work even though you are at home? I have some ideas in mind but I really don't want to be rude.smileys/smiley36.gif
...
Forum: Pregnant WAHMs 04-11-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By tamrey
One thing I learned through my first pregnancy....

One thing I learned through my first pregnancy. People lie. LOL.

My first pregnancy was fine but I wasn't in a hurry to do it again. This pregnancy has been difficult. I felt like curling up in a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-07-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By tamrey
So I googled my name this morning and I found...

So I googled my name this morning
and I found that the book that I wrote (which was supposed to be out of
print this month) is still available.

I originally titled the book Working with...
Forum: Pregnant WAHMs 04-07-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By tamrey
LOL...What a pregnant moment. This belongs in the...

LOL...What a pregnant moment. This belongs in the WAHMS Who Write Sectionsmileys/smiley9.gif
Forum: Pregnant WAHMs 04-07-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By tamrey
So I googled my name this morning and I found...

So I googled my name this morning and I found that the book that I wrote (which was supposed to be out of print this month) is still available.

I orginally titledd the book Working with Autistic...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-07-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By tamrey
eHow is affiliated with Demand Studios. You can...

eHow is affiliated with Demand Studios. You can fill out an application through DS. Approved writers earn a nice base pay for articles as well as monthly passive income. It's a very nice system now...
Forum: Pregnant WAHMs 03-28-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By tamrey
Like calla lily. Seemed like a nice option...

Like calla lily.

Seemed like a nice option for Ella.smileys/smiley1.gif
Forum: Pregnant WAHMs 03-28-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By tamrey
We are having trouble picking names. These are...

We are having trouble picking names. These are our favorites right now.
Forum: Pregnant WAHMs 03-28-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,112
Posted By tamrey
My second dd is due May 20th. I'm never going to...

My second dd is due May 20th. I'm never going to make it. LOL!
Forum: Pregnant WAHMs 03-28-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By tamrey
I gained 80 on my 1st pregnancy. I've gained...

I gained 80 on my 1st pregnancy.
I've gained about 40 so far this pregnancy. (Due May 20th). The docs think that I'm doing much better but I was 30 pounds heavier when I got pg this time...Basically...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-13-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By tamrey
The Writer's Market is published yearly. It's a...

The Writer's Market is published yearly. It's a comprehensive collection of publishers, their areas of interest, ways to approach them along with other helpful suggestions.

What's nice about the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-13-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By tamrey
You might want to consider searching through a...

You might want to consider searching through a copy of The Writer's Market for publishers. Sending queries can be time consuming but it's worth a try.

This is a very interesting topic...Very...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-13-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By tamrey
There was a case awhile back in which a woman won...

There was a case awhile back in which a woman won a substantial amount of money because the instruction booklet that accompanied her recreational vehicles left out some information.

Apparently,...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-29-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By tamrey
I don't subscribe...I do use a set of...

I don't subscribe...I do use a set of encyclopedias/research books at home on certain subjects. Reading that kind of info online can be tiring and it eats away a lot of time.

I was recently...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-23-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By tamrey
I might be able to help. I wrote 2 nonfiction...

I might be able to help. I wrote 2 nonfiction books (both about autism). One was for LifeTips and the other was through Laurel Lane Publishing. Each publisher has a format--respectively--that helps...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-20-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By tamrey
I have worked with clients that liked to see an...

I have worked with clients that liked to see an outline. One client paid for the outline $15/hour then provided a down payment for the assignment. Other clients appreciated an outline (or brief)...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-20-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By tamrey
It's a great article...I bookmarked her AC page,...

It's a great article...I bookmarked her AC page, too. Thankssmileys/smiley1.gif
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-20-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By tamrey
I expect payment in two to four weeks for regular...

I expect payment in two to four weeks for regular clients but payment within two days for a one-shot deal. I look at my regular clients like a typical job. Some jobs pay every two weeks but I did...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-19-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By tamrey
Lesley, There are many options to consider,...

Lesley,

There are many options to consider, too. Check out the "Looking for Work" threadsmileys/smiley1.gif.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-18-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By tamrey
Hi Lesley, The Freelance Writing Jobs blog...

Hi Lesley,

The Freelance Writing Jobs blog is a great place to look for work. Here's the link:

http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-16-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 881
Posted By tamrey
I never looked at it that way but you are so...

I never looked at it that way but you are so right...I was thinking more in terms of practical application. My degree is in English. I have minor concentrations in psych and philosophy. I worked as a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-15-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 881
Posted By tamrey
I'm also wondering about this topic in the...

I'm also wondering about this topic in the reverse...You have the degree but zero experience. That can be an obstacle, too.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-15-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 881
Posted By tamrey
Laura, Great post, as usual...Lots to think...

Laura,

Great post, as usual...Lots to think about.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-15-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By tamrey
I love puzzles but I really don't have time to...

I love puzzles but I really don't have time to figure out this riddle...Oh, it's an article? Really?smileys/smiley5.gif

adbullock,

You are not alone...It is hard to take a website riddled with...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-11-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By tamrey
Holli, Congratulations on the big M!!! ...

Holli,

Congratulations on the big M!!!

I actually found my best gigs through this forum and Deb Ng's Freelance Writing Blog.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-10-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 807
Posted By tamrey
I'm writing about labor and time management. I...

I'm writing about labor and time management. I used to work as a payroll clerk so I'm having flashbackssmileys/smiley36.gif. It makes the writing go faster because I have a nice reference point. One...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-07-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By tamrey
"Pet Semetary" is great; full of lots of...

"Pet Semetary" is great; full of lots of symbolism. It reminds me of the short "The Monkey's Paw" for some reason.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-05-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By tamrey
$35 for 10 articles? This makes me worry that you...

$35 for 10 articles? This makes me worry that you are working for much less than minimum wage.

I think that you already know what you want to do. I would follow that inner voice in this case....
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-31-2008, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By tamrey
Deb Ng's Freelance Writing Jobs has been a very...

Deb Ng's Freelance Writing Jobs has been a very good resource for me.
http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/

Check Craigslist in cities near you (carefully). I've found some quick-paying...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-28-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By tamrey
I'm split between creative writing and...

I'm split between creative writing and professional writing.

Success in creative writing: Write something that helps others see things from a different perspective--evoke emotions and provide a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-27-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By tamrey
I have 30 articles on eHow. I wrote them on...

I have 30 articles on eHow. I wrote them on assignment through Demand Studios. I just turned down a 3rd assignment because I have too many other things going on but I hope to get some more articles...
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