WordCount is my electronic alter ego. Poke around to learn about what I do, where to find my work, and what my thinking is on writing and the business of being a self-employed writer.
WordCount started as an experiment. In 2008, I re-entered the workforce after time off to raise my kids. I’d been gone for seven years – eons in my former life as a tech reporter. I took up blogging to find out what I’d missed.
The timing was perfect. The late aughts ushered in an era of rapid change as digital media began to overtake traditional publishing. The evolution meant opportunities for entrepreneurial-minded freelancers who could transform themselves to meet new demands. So I blogged about it.
I also used the WordCount blog to share advice on writing and running a freelance business. For a time, I ran the WordCount Blogathon, an annual contest for bloggers to post every day for a month.
WordCount has received numerous accolades, including being named a top 10 blogs for writers, a top 40 freelance writing blogs, and a top 10 freelance blogs. It’s been featured in podcasts, The New Writer’s Handbook 2008, and a Scarletta Press anthology for beginning writers.