Have you gone through withdraws yet? I know it’s only been 4 days, but I think that’s the longest I’ve ever gone without posting on this blog since its inception. I kind of saw it coming — you probably did too — blogs that don’t pay taking a backseat to the paid writing gig. If it’s any consolation, my other blog has suffered way more than this one.
I actually thought that the problem would be that once I started getting paid to write, it would no longer be fun. But that hasn’t really happened — at least not yet. Instead, I’m getting more into writing. I’ve even started reading The Elements of Style. If you had asked me a year ago if I’d be composing articles and blog posts in my head during down times, I’d say you were crazy.
The problem with getting paid to write is, of course, time. There isn’t enough of it to get everything out of your head and onto the page (or hard drive as the case may be). I’ve got two posts perfect for this blog stuck in my head right now. I’m not sure how Mary does it with her paid blog position, writing a book and still finding time to post on her blog (and did I mention that she’s got 8 kids and 2 more on the way).
For some reason 🙂 the paid position seems to be taking precedence. Do you think I could charge grandma for 500 word updates on the kids? Probably wouldn’t be ethical, but I am hoping that the writing job will go full-time soon and then I’ll only have two part-time jobs (this blog and my other one), rather than the 3 I have right now.