Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer
I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to take an intensive Hebrew class. And this summer, I have that chance.
I’m taking a beginning course that meets three hours per day, four days per week, for a total of 15 sessions this month. (Four sessions down, 11 to go!)
I plan to write something essayistic about this experience once it’s over. Please stay tuned!
Freelancing in the 21st Century
It had been a long time since I conducted a phone interview.
But last Friday, I found myself interviewing a fairly Famous Author for a new freelance assignment. (Yes, I’ll spill the details when I’m able to share the piece.)
This interview marked my first time using both the Call Recorder app (and yes, I received permission from the interviewee before activating the recording) and the Rev transcription service. I’m grateful to my fellow “How to Pitch” alums for their guidance in our little Facebook community. (I wasn’t even the one who posed the recording/transcription questions. I was just lurking. See what one can learn when one lurks? See how useful Facebook can be?)
My Annoying Summer Cold
Confession: I’m having a bit of trouble concentrating on work because I have one of those annoying summer colds. (I know–small potatoes. As far as health problems go, I’ll take it in lieu of plenty of other things.) But if you have any tried-and-true home remedies to recommend, feel free to share. I have a couple of big weekends coming up. I’d love to feel better soon!