I’ve been keeping busy this week, though not at the blog too much.
Yahoo published my “Four Things to Remember in a Tornado Warning” (disclosure: I get paid a little bit if you click that link). I wrote it right after completing their SEO course and felt it was a little by-the-book, but it’s getting a fair number of views, more than others I did way back when, before taking the course.
I have another one submitted, the first of a series based on my medical transcription experience.
They have me a little worried, though. I thought there would be optional assignments made available after the first over-the-transom article was submitted, but along the lines of the topics I had shown interest in via articles and in my profile. Instead, I got such assignments about my favorite recipes. Won’t yell “no quarter” and raise the feminist banner yet – actually, I never would – but will wait and see what comes in after more business articles are submitted.
Edit: Yahoo! just published my “What is an Independent Contractor.” Yay! (Disclosure: If you click on my Yahoo! article links like that one, I get paid a wee bit.) Next up to be submitted: a HIPAA article.
As mentioned earlier, I’m also doing timelines for Newslines.org (disclosure: I don’t get paid directly if you visit there, or the following newslines, but it’s a boost for my client). They’re not on the front page just, but I did the Yellowstone, Mount St. Helens, Korean ferry disaster and Boko Haram timelines (am working on the last one now).
I’m also trying to work out a way to fit the Lincoln assassination in there in a way that’s clear, thorough and yet also interesting to a modern general viewer.
Before developing these nonfiction venues (and I’m looking for more), I had been revising my story about the soldier and the monk. You’ll see it way down at the bottom of the right-hand sidebar. It needs a lot more work, and I was getting through it pretty well, making some deep cuts and other work. This was just to keep busy and to also put in some of the things I was learning about Buddhism. At the moment that’s on the shelf, so to speak, but I hope to get it done and cleaned up to enter in a contest this summer.
(Of note: I used an image of US Marines to the right, but the soldier in my story is actually a US Army LRRP.)
T-t-that’s all, folks! Thank you all so much for your interest.