Finding the Needle: How to Use Classified Ads and Aggregate Sites for Freelance Work

When you first start looking for freelance work, it can be difficult to know exactly where to look.  There are quite a few options out there, and finding ones that fit your needs can be a hassle.  As I said in last week’s post, which you can find here, I … Continue reading

Finding the Needle: A Freelance Guide to Finding and Landing the Job

So you’ve decided to take the plunge, huh? Well then, welcome to freelancing!  It’s a wild, sometimes frustrating, always competitive, and occasionally nerve-wracking, but if you’re anything like me, the idea of going back to the 9-5 job won’t be considered.  This life isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for … Continue reading

5 Things I Wished I had Known Before Becoming a Freelancer

So our “5 Things” series on Emerald Musings is coming to an end.  Before that happens, I definitely want to thank all our wonderful contributors — there is no way that I could have done this without you!  So without further ado, here is my humble contribution to the series. … Continue reading

“Check This _____ Out!” A Call for Guest Submissions

Hello, Everyone, As you know, for the months of April and May, Emerald Musings has a great series of guest posts lined up to keep you entertained and informed.  You can find the brave contributors here, and I strongly suggest you get to know them outside of Emerald Musings.  After … Continue reading

The Emerald Musings “5 Things I Wish I Had Known” Series Begins in April

Greetings, Everyone! Since I’ve managed to get some wonderful guest post contributions over the years, I decided to go to the well again and see what I could get.  And you ladies and gentlemen certainly didn’t disappoint!  So, starting in April, we’re featuring a new guest post on every Friday … Continue reading

Review of Lust, Money and Murder Book 1 By Mike Wells

Book:  Lust, Money, and Murder  Book 1 Author:  Mike Wells Publisher:  Self Published/Mike Wells Availability:   Kobo   Amazon  Google Books  Barnes & Noble Author Website and Social Media:  Mike Wells  Twitter  Facebook Overall Rating  3.00 Overall Summary: Growing up in the worst slums in Pittsburgh, Elaine and her father … Continue reading

A Review of The Daddy Track by Allison Leigh, Illustrated by Mayu Takayama

Book:  The Daddy Track Author:  Allison Leigh,  Illustrated by Mayu Takayama Publisher:  Harlequin Comics Availability:   Kobo  Amazon  Google Books Author Social Media and Website:  Allison Leigh  Allison’s Facebook  Allison’s Goodreads Illustrator Social Media and Website:   None Found Overall Rating:  3.75 out of 5 Stars Overall Summary: When Nate’s … Continue reading

When Writing Becomes a Bore…

If you’re a writer or an artist, I can almost promise you that you’ve felt the need to throw your keyboard or pad and pencil far away.  Creating anything can be at times gloriously frustrating.  For those of us who write for a living,  it can quickly turn into a … Continue reading