New book! New freelancing tips! New book launch party! New reason to use lots of exclamation points!!!

August 29th, 2008

My So-Called Freelance LifeSeems like only yesterday I was writing the epilogue of this puppy. And now it’s almost ready to head out into the world. My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire, published by Seal Press, is due in stores at the beginning of October. (!) But if you don’t want to wait that long to get 220 pages of freelancing tips by yours truly, you can pre-order your copy now.

If you’d like to help me celebrate, ask me a question in the flesh, or just say hello, here are some Seattle dates to add to your calendar (more events TBD):

Book launch party – October 16
6 to 10 pm on a Thursday
What: Reading and Q&A at 7 pm; schmoozing/boozing before and after
Where: Office Nomads, 1617 Boylston Ave, Second Floor, Seattle [map]
Co-sponsors: Office Nomads and University Book Store

Reading and book signing – October 25
2 pm on a Saturday
What: Me, you, podium, chairs, questions, answers, handshakes, hugs, signed copies of the book
Where: Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 South Main Street, Seattle

Write on the Sound Conference – October 4
9:15 am on a Saturday
What: “Pitching Nonfiction Articles that Sell,” 75-minute workshop at weekend writers’ conference
Where: 700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA
Registration: Write on the Sound; $69 Sat or Sun, $109 both days

If you join me at any of these events, don’t be shy — be sure to say hello! And if you’d like me to talk to your creative, freelance, or professional group, send me an email. If I can’t come in person, maybe we can arrange a group phone or web chat.

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stephanerd  |  August 29th, 2008 at 6:55 am

    I am ridiculously excited for this book. Your Anti 9-to-5 Guide provided the impetus for me taking the necessary steps to leave a full-time job I was miserable at. Thanks for being so awesome!

  • 2. Jenny  |  August 29th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Woo hoo!!! Congrats!!!!! (with plenty of extra exclamation points!) Can’t wait to read it.

  • 3. Michelle Goodman  |  August 29th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Thanks so much, guys! And Stephanerd, wow, so glad I could help — congrats! xoxo

  • 4. Angela  |  August 29th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    I am SO stoked for this! I have been waiting with bated breath since I found your Anti 9-5 book. As soon as I get home tonight I am going to pre-order this!! You rock!

  • 5. sabrina  |  August 29th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    i cant wait to read your new book! congratulations michelle!
    if you have a book signing in los angeles, i would love to know cause i will be there!
    best wishes

  • 6. Michelle Goodman  |  August 30th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Thanks, chicas! I will definitely let everyone know of my travels.

  • 7. alexa harrington  |  September 3rd, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Congratulations! I’m in Seattle as well and am hoping to make one of the dates. Good luck with the publicity part of writing a book! Take care,


  • 8. Ursula  |  September 3rd, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I cant wait to read this book. I just hate office cubes.

  • 9. Mir  |  September 4th, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Congratulations, Michelle! Hey, I’d still love to do a Q & A about your book for a feature on Cornered Office, if you’re up for it. Shoot me an email if so, please. :)

  • 10. xina  |  September 8th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    congratulations!!!!!! : ) keep on writing mama you are an inspiration.

  • 11. Michelle Goodman  |  September 9th, 2008 at 5:26 am

    thanks again, everyone. xo

  • 12. Erin Blaskie  |  September 10th, 2008 at 7:01 am

    Hi Michelle!

    I’m doing a mini book launch dinner here for your new book! Sounds silly yes but it’s going to be an amazing book and I can’t wait to see it in the flesh!

    Do you have an expected date for it to hit book stores in Canada? I keep checking and although it says that the publishing date is today, it doesn’t say when it’ll be in stock.

    Can’t wait!


  • 13. Michelle Goodman  |  September 10th, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Erin, that’s awesome!! Thank you! Let me know what day. Maybe I can call and say hello on speaker phone or something. And if anyone else out of town wants to do the same, let me know. My offer to call in for a few minutes stands. Also, checking on the Canada ship date and will let you know. -M

  • 14. Elizabeth  |  September 10th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Just stumbled across the site, but this looks like a fantastic book. Can’t wait ti get a hold of it.

  • 15. Kate  |  October 1st, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    That’s great. I’m new to the site, but as someone who runs a site for freelancers to I can tell you it is hard to find quality resources. Kudos on the book!

  • 16. Michelle Goodman  |  October 2nd, 2008 at 8:13 am

    thanks! and more thanks!

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Hi, my name's Michelle Goodman and I've been freelancing since 1992. I'm author of My So-Called Freelance Life and The Anti 9-to-5 Guide. Read my full bio here.

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