Sunday, February 04, 2007

Contract Meme for the Writer...

A meme on writing your own contract has been making the rounds and somehow landed at my blog (thanks to Writer in the Making!!!) So I guess I’d better play…

I, the undersigned, promise to ignore the procrastination bug when it comes knocking, avoid checking my email every 30 minutes, and stop visiting the cookie jar every time I get stuck for words.

I vow to write more, surf the internet less, and send more query letters.
I will maintain my ‘work-life balance’ by exercising more, playing more, socializing more, and, somehow, getting enough sleep.
I will continue to learn and improve my writing skills through blogging, networking, and actively participating in the online writing community.
And most importantly, I will try to have fun as I develop as a freelance writer…


Here’s a few other writer contracts to read:
Carson at Content Done Better
Alicia at WritingSpark
Katharine at Swan’s Blog
Laura at Writing Thoughts
Kathy at Screw You
...
Meanwhile, I’m going to tag Karen over at A Writer’s Blog, Yvonne over at Grow Your Own Writing Business and Terah at Traveler’s Pen to create their own ‘writer contract’, and anyone esle who wants to join in...

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7 comments:

alicia said...

Great contract! I especially like the work/life balance. I need that, too.

writerinmaking said...

I love your contract Liz. I should have added in the bit about the cookie jar myself :) It's amazing how hungry I suddenly get when I am trying to write something.

KIWIWRITER said...

Thanks. Writing a contract is a great idea. Will make a printout and put on wall next to computer to remind me of what I've promised myself. Or maybe I should just stick on the lid of the cookie jar!!! Cheers, Liz

Yvonne Russell said...

Hi Liz
Thanks for thinking of me. I've done the deed and tagged 3 other writers.

I found it useful and affirming to distil exactly what is important to me.

Congrats on your interview. Great job.

Yvonne Russell

Laura said...

Great contract! I love the cookie jar clause.

Karen M. Lynch said...

Okay, mine is done. I made it a visual contract ...

www.lynch.st/karen/blog

KML

KIWIWRITER said...

Karen would never thought of doing a visual contract. brillant idea. Liz

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