Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006
The Write Stuff
It's official - I start work tomorrow. In fact, tomorrow promises to be a VERY busy day all around, starting around o'dark thirty in the morning and probably not winding up until midnight-ish.
I will be working swing shift, 3-11, so will still be home before midnight on New Year's Eve. The pay scale's in the toilet but if the job itself is survivable I don't care, long as I make enough to cover life-and-death necessities. When I interviewed today I got a good sense that it'll be a decent place to work, and the interviewer/manager said the one thing that made allllll the difference: when I go home, I don't take work home with me.
Can I get a "hallelujah???"
If you'll notice the link on the right of my page now, it'll take you to another writing site, but this one pays its writers, rather than asking you to pay for the privilege. It pays precious little, I'll grant you, though it's comparable to what I made writing newspaper articles. I figure even if I only can sell $100 worth of entries a month, that's still $100 for what I've been doing for free, and it's paid writing credits for a portfolio.
I am also going to pursue some more lucrative free-lance writing projects, too. I've got some strong leads now, just need to get my proposals drawn up and go from there.
If you do elect to sign up for the paid writing site, please use the link from my page so I get credit. It's free to sign up, no guarantees they'll buy anything you write, but like I said - even just a few articles a month is worth it. They have support forums associated with the project, so you can get feedback and suggestions, as well as other forms of help.
I didn't sign up until last night, just wrote a couple of articles that haven't yet been either accepted or rejected.
I've read a few articles that have been published. Some are pretty decent. Others are mediocre at best. But I figure if they accept the mediocre for payment, I've got a shot at publishing a fair percentage of what I write and therefore (hopefully) padding our meager income a bit.
I'm actually going to sign off tonight and call it a day here. MC is going online for a bit, then we're going to try and track down a heating pad for Toby the Wonder Dog, in hopes of cutting down on the whines.
Barring catastrophe, I'll have a LOT more to write about tomorrow night!
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )