Did I mention I’m having a party?

October 16th, 2008

life10a.jpgIn case I haven’t said as much in the last 24 hours, here are the deets on my book launch party in Seattle. Tonight!

Book launch party – Thursday, October 16
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
What: Reading and Q&A at 7 p.m. Plus: Schmoozing/boozing before and after. As well as: Prizes! Snacks! Book signing! And of course, meeting of like-minded freelance minds!
Where: Office Nomads, a fabulous coworking space @ 1617 Boylston Ave, Second Floor, Seattle [map]
Co-sponsors: University Book Store and Office Nomads. This event is held in conjunction with Office Nomads’ Fall Open House.

“Local author Michelle Goodman has done what so many of us are terrified to do (and may all be forced to do in our looming recession economy): cut the strings for a completely freelance existence. Luckily, she made all the mistakes first, then compiled her wisdom in My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire (Seal Press, $15.95). It’s a well organized how-to book about overcoming all those fears that keep us clinging desperately to our cubes. Turns out, getting a business license isn’t as hard as it sounds. And health insurance doesn’t have to be something you’ll just learn to live without. How much are your services worth? Goodman helps you evaluate your rates, along with advice on pitching, contracts, and learning when and how to say no. Freelancing isn’t easy, As Goodman readily admits. But at tonight’s book launch she’ll answer questions and possibly allay anxieties about your bedroom-to-living room commute. At the very least, it’ll be a great opportunity to network your ass off.”
Seattle Weekly

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Torley  |  October 26th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Ooh! A My So-Called Life pic? Did you like that too?

    I couldn’t make it to the party but wanted to let you know I noticed your fine choice of image. :D

    (Gosh, I miss that show.)

  • 2. Michelle Goodman  |  October 27th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    I miss the show too. I watched all episodes on DVD while writing the book.

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