I had the nicest surprise today. First, I should say that I am nearing the end of a yearlong contract with a client. It has been great to have a stable line of work in addition to the articles I pitch or write on assignment. I’ve been telling myself that once this contract ends I’ll have time to take on new projects, but I haven’t had a set plan on what those projects will be. Then today I received a call from an editor looking for a transportation writer for a long-term project. Voila! The editor is sending me more information about the job, so I have some reading to do, but so far it sounds like it might be a good fit. Of course, it is early in the process and we need to make sure it is right for both of us, but it is a great reminder that when one door closes, another opens.