Be careful what you wish for…
I’ve always wanted to make my living writing. When I retired, a friend introduced me to an advertising agency who needed a writer for blogs, white papers, etc. I was so excited when I was given the contract position and the title Content Strategist. I still like working with the agency and writing the blogs, but I never thought I’d say that I don’t want to write all day.
I took on a project ghostwriting a 30,000-word novella that would be a serial in 4 segments. Boy, did I struggle with the segment #3. Our own Mary M. helped me, and I finally finished it. I have segment 4 plotted out, but it’s getting the time to write it! With the blogs, rewrites on Gambler’s Choice, my book about the horsey set, and trying to revise/cut another book that I hope The Wild Rose Press will contract—whew, I can’t get time to clean house. One thing, the computer and I are inseparable.
Like the novella, I don’t take credit for the writing the blogs, but it makes me happy when the client likes what I’ve done, and it validates me as a writer, too. There is a sense of achievement.
So, I got inspired today and wrote a few thousand words on the novella, turned out a difficult blog, and cleaned house! YAY!
I guess after I said Be careful what you wish for, that I am quite happy doing what I’m doing. I’ll be glad to finish the novella. The payment wasn’t bad, but I don’t think I’ll jump into another one. I want to work on the revision of my fallen angel story.
Would you want to spend hours at the computer everyday if it was writing?
Happy Friday! Linda