The Four Month Pitch: A Freelancer’s Struggle


In September, I made the first successful pitch of my career. Fortunately, I was alone when I received the news, as I immediately pumped my fist and shouted in triumph. You would have thought I’d won the lottery.

In truth, that moment had been building up for four months, hence the disproportionate excitement.

I had been working as a freelance writer for a couple of years before I made the pitch, which was a story about Bernie Sanders, defeatist news headlines, and voter psychology. The bulk of my writing jobs were (and still are) coming from referrals, and my writing “beat” never strayed far from the digital marketing realm, but I’d been wanting to stretch my writing muscles and expand my repertoire for a long time.

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