Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hopes Dashed

My possible co-author and I did not get the book gig. It was for a Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Out of Debt. He's a certified financial planner, but we didn't have a big enough media platform and someone else won the gig. It was half-expected, but still I wished for a chance to get my foot in the door. And it was loads of fun to work on. I really got jazzed about the project and while writing the pitch, really, really felt drawn to the subject matter and to helping people get debt-free.

Anyhoo, so I've decided to entertain the idea of building the web platform for debt reduction anyway. We'll see. Lots of decisions to make now.

And I must mourn a little bit (I really wanted to write the book).

Got an email today asking for more information on writing a blog for someone else (rates, experience, etc.) so that should be interesting.

Turned down an article opp for debt reduction, so need to really think about what my focus should be with journalism work.

Booked our hotel in London (Hilton). Gasped at the cost in US dollars. Thank goodness for company reimbursement.

And I'm not in the mood to scope out interesting links today. Will do some tomorrow.

Currently reading: email from agent about failed book deal
Currently listening to: Pirates remixed


mikawendy said...

Sorry to hear you didn't get the gig. How about doing a different kind of idiot's guide book, like advice on running a freelance business?

Trish said...

CIGs are hard to come by. My agent is keeping her eyes open for me, but it would be okay now for me to come up with my own book, if I wanted to. So now I need to brainstorm. Which I'm doing. Thanks for your note. I'm feeling better about it today.