Freelance Writer Challenge: Don't Let Your Good Ideas Go to Waste

Writing Challenge: Act on an Old Idea

Yesterday I challenged you to find new ways to write down your ideas so they don't simply become fleeting thoughts. A couple of people responded on Twitter to say that they already write their ideas down -- the execution is what they struggle with. So today let's talk about that. It's time to dust off one of your old ideas!

The Challenge

Today I want you to dig up one of your old ideas -- one you thought was really good at the time, but you couldn't pursue it then for one reason or another. I want you to dig it out, dust it off, and see if it still interests you. When you find one that does, take a step towards making it happen. Just one step. You don't have to do everything in a day.

If you wanted to start a blog, go register the domain name. If you wanted to pitch a particular article to someone, write up that pitch (or even just get the editor's name and contact info in front of you). If you wanted to try a new marketing tactic, go ahead! What's the worst that can happen? You'll just end up where you started, and no more than a few bucks in the hole.

So that's it folks. Today's task: take action!

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, consultant, and indie author. She runs numerous websites & blogs including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, NakedPR, and Kiss My Biz.

Jenn has 25 years' experience as a professional writer and editor and over 20 years' experience in marketing and PR (working heavily in digital PR, online marketing, social media, SEO, new media, and thought leadership publication). She also has 19 years' professional blogging and web publishing experience (including web development) and around 18 years of experience as an indie author / publisher.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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