The 15 Stages of My Mind as I Apply for Freelance Writing Jobs

{Image via Mike Westdijk}

1. HOLY CRAP I’M SO PERFECT FOR THAT.
2. Happy happy happy. Write, write, write.
3. Seriously, if they don’t hire me it’s because they didn’t get my application.
4. Ugh, this is taking really long.
5. What if they don’t like me?
6. I wish I had x, y, and z to add to my resume.
7. Omigod they’re going to hate me.
8. Is it wrong if I beg in a cover letter?
9. I’ll never get this.
10. At least I’ll try.
11. Hey, this writing sample doesn’t sound too bad.
12. That’s why they pay me the big bucks I guess. {chuckle}
13. Wow, I’m so perfect for this job that I could marry it.
14. THEY SHOULD TOTALLY HIRE ME.
15. SHIP IT.

Repeat.