Should I Pay or Should I Go?Raise of hands, please - how many of you have considered or even plunked down hard cash to "join" one of those job sites? Really? That many? I'd count, but my hand is up, too.It's long been debated amongst us freelance...

Sometimes, You Just Can't When do you know to let go of a deadline, or a project for that matter? When your stress level has hit the ceiling, or when despite your best efforts, you're just not going to make the deadline. It happened to me. I'm...

The Sabotage That is FamilyI love my family. I really do. My kids are great. My stepkids are an extension of my own kids. My husband is the best man in the world. Yet while they are terrific, they are also the closest thing to saboteurs that a...

The Hell That is My CheckbookWhy is it that every time taxes roll around, my checkbook springs a leak? I just shored it up after the April Fiasco (called Tax Day by some), squeaked through the June quarterly payments and now as September is closing...

How to Blow It with the ClientI had an experience today with a vendor that I just had to share. I have a monthly trade newsletter that publishes market analysis and articles from the top execs in the industry. If I named names, you'd know at least...

Juggling for Fun and MoneyI don't know about you, but I'm sporting just enough attention-deficit disorder to get bored right in the middle of a project. Case in point - today I'm typing out notes from two interviews that will go into an article....

Later That Day, Post-Trauma....Dear Abby was right - most of the things we worry about usually work themselves out. Of my three concurrent headache inducers today, two have managed to solve themselves. First, the software reviewer never shipped the...

I Give UpYou know, some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed. So far this morning, I've miscalculated my lines-per-page count on a client project, so instead of having 80 pages of copy, I now have 46. Doesn't sound that bad until you realize I need...

The Shame of It AllThere was an arrest in the JonBenet murder case. Unless you're living under a rock right now, you already know the details, so I'll spare you that. The man confessed, and prosecutors are pretty sure they've got their man.Then...

Client Disclaimer, Anyone?I love my current clients. They're terrific people in that we communicate well, work together well and manage to agree on a number of ways their projects should go. It works because they're great personalities and I'm...

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