I Wish, I Wish…Oops!

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

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7 Responses to I Wish, I Wish…Oops!

  1. marymarvella says:

    I already do, except when I’m editing. I like helping brainstorm!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Josie says:

    You are definitely describing my dream job, Linda. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mary Ricksen says:

    Sure, no one ever offered me a job! LOL

    Liked by 2 people

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