Want to know what gets me really excited? I’m talking jabber-like-the-Malamute, don’t-need-caffeine-because-I-have-air excited? Meeting new creatives!
Sometimes a moment comes and you have to seize it…sometimes moments make new colleagues and other times they create new opportunities and other fantastic things!
I bet you’re thinking I’ve had too much caffeine, but it’s not true – I stopped coffee at 2 PM today.
I’m talking about serendipity. Some people call it luck. Others call it fate. I call it the moment in time where you met a person or thing at a time when you didn’t know you wanted or needed something, but they appeared and it happened and it’s creative magic.
Take for instance the last two weeks.
Two separate, serendipitous moments happened.
The first: Theresa Barker shared her new logo on her blog, Lab Notes. This led to me emailing Turtledesk to say how awesome I thought it was and a conversation about my logo, which this fantastic studio artist took my ideas and ran with them…and created a new, fantastic logo for DarWrites. Drumroll, please! Introducing the awesome new DarWrites logo!
Wahoo! Yay for providence and meeting new friends [and thanks to Theresa Barker for the awesome post and connection].
The second: an email from a company I sent a pitch to 2-3 years ago…they emailed me and asked for a meeting! One thing led to another and now I’m in process to work with them at the end of the month, probably through November. More details to follow once this is solidified.
This is all interesting, but what can you learn from it?
The best thing a new writer who already has a writing schedule can do is pitch.
And even if someone says no right now, if your pitch is solid and you are courteous, you may get a nod and an email in the future. So always be professional and when you engage, be it through cold pitching, warm pitching, or networking, be honest and share your true vision.
If it comes from your heart, it will connect with people.
Trust that little nugget of information in your heart. Take the time to write a solid pitch. And go. Do what you can to show the world who you really are – the sassy, spunky writer/entrepreneur who steps up and engages!
Thanks for being a part of my writing life!
[who loves her shiny new logo! Thanks, Turtledesk!]