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Monday, November 28, 2005

Writing

Today I wrote six press releases that all said basically the same thing, just different location, different person reciting the same quote for newspapers across the state. I found out that at least three newspapers ran -- in total -- one of the news releases/articles I wrote last week. Then I took a video news release and turned it into an article that will get printed and read all over the state in medical mags and health pages. I wrote another article that two newspapers immediately picked up. My copy is likely being read by more people than the "riveting stories" I ever wrote about the Legislature. So why am I so sad?

I sent my resume and clips to the Seattle Times today. I felt better.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Be proud of yourself. If you didn't write so well, you wouldn't be getting any hits. That's great production on your part, too! I'd hire you in a minute! Always, KGP

Sherrie said...

Hey, I feel your pain. I'm sending out four different releases today. Most will be briefs (heck, that's all they deserve).

The one I'm trying to pitch as a story may or may not get traction. But at least I can sound out my reporter friend to see if her teenage daughter will babysit for us during the company Christmas party this year. So not a total waste of time. :)

CISSY said...

Thanks, ya'll. Good to know I'm not alone in my misery. Which is really crazy because I like the folks I deal with every day. I like the company I work for, and I have no illusions that I'll actually get the job in Seattle. It just made me feel better. But yep, having the soul of a reporter and ink in your veins is hard to overcome.

Gina said...

Bravo! I'm glad you haven't really given up on newspapers. There's nothing wrong with keeping your name out there. You never, ever know what could happen. You might be just what the Seattle Times is looking for.