Every author has to diversify, especially in these tough times.
In my all-consuming quest to get paid for my writing, I've signed on as the DC Publishing Industry Examiner at Examiner.com. Examiners cover their respective cities; my beat is, obviously, the Washington DC area.
I write locally-focused articles on our industry, from trends, to insider tips and secrets, to timely events, as well as profiles of local people and places of note. The articles show how the aforementioned impact folks in the DC area who are curious about what goes on behind the scenes of the publishing industry. So far, I've written about using art as philanthropy and about how Kindle 2 and e-readers might be the end of books as we know them. My latest piece is about book trailers.
Here's the link:http://www.examiner.com/x-6658-DC-Publishing-Industry-Examiner
I'll still be making the rounds on the blogs of others in the industry. I still post on Blogging in Black, as well as at Alphanista. Check out my most recent piece about recession-proofing your mindset:
Look for me and please comment... just to affirm that I am not, in actuality, just talking to myself.