Keep calm and follow up
A fellow writer asked for the best piece of advice I had for freelancers.
Follow up, follow up, follow up.
As soon as I send something (a story pitch, a request for an interview, whatever), I schedule the follow ups on my calendar. This diffuses any emotional reaction to nonresponse/silence, and keeps things moving along on schedule.
If I didn’t follow up as often as I do, I wouldn’t be able to make a full-time living.
I’m covering this in detail in my December newsletter. If you’d like to know more about why this strategy works and how to implement it, please sign up for my spam-free mailing list here.