It's nearly three years to the day that I wrote this blog post for work. It's not a long one--go ahead and read it. I'll wait. It's comparing the submissions process to dating and the comparison is still apt. 1. First impressions count. 2. Personalizing goes a long way. 3. It's important to be a good fit because, ideally, you want to form a long-lasting relationship, whether you're marrying someone or coming to a business agreement.
Today's post is an extension of that topic, and how the things on your blog come across to your potential publishing partner.Read more
I've worked a lot of crap jobs over the years. And the crappiest were always in retail. For some reason, people make assumptions about you when you work retail. They assume you're stupid. They assume you can't get a better job somewhere else. They assume you have no authority, and that they can push you around because you are low man on the totem pole.
What they fail to realize is that seemingly powerless people have more influence than expected. And if you piss them off, there will be consequences. But the best part of these consequences is that you will probably never realize who screwed you over.Read more