After carefully crafting the perfect query letter, you land your dream writing job…and then it all falls apart.
What would you do? Shake your fist at the sky, curse, cry, or a combination of all three?
When a writing job gets killed, some writers take it pretty hard. You know, self-doubt and loathing, negative self-talk, a tub of ice cream.
The thing is, that kind of negative mojo isn’t going to help you move up, earn more, and get another writing job.
Believe me, I know what it’s like. I recently scored a $700 writing job for a healthcare trade pub. And then the assignment turned sour after a series of unfortunate events outside of my control.
It sounds like a nightmare situation, but it’s not uncommon. Freelancing is unpredictable, and at some point, you’re going to lose a writing job you thought was a sure bet.
How do you bounce back when you finally get a solid writing job, then lose it through no fault of your own? Here are five ways to get back on track fast.