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I had my year.
11/13/2005 5:27:23 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

I had my year. I can't complain

 

It's now mid November. I asked my husband at the beginning of the year if I could please have this year to work as a freelance writer, and hold off getting that job. After all we had just moved back to New Zealand and he was starting a new job and we didn't know how much travelling he would have to do.

He said yes.

So, I have worked as hard as I could all year long, but it has not been enough. I did not expect to get rich, but I had hoped to achieve twice the income I have. Many markets simply never respond to submissions, and markets that looked promising vanished.

I am, however, satisfied at the publishing credits I have amassed (parenting magazines, pet magazines, newspapers--both in New Zealand and overseas--and publication in local magazines).

I had my year. I am grateful.

Next year? I am hopeful that I can get a night job in a bakery (I love making bread) here in Christchurch. It is something that I know I would enjoy

It will be a whole new world, back to paid employment, but it will also be a relief in many ways.

I am still hopeful that my novels will be published, and I have no intention of stopping writing. I'll just have less time to write, that's all.

I know that I can never stop writing, it's a part of who and what I am, but it's time to move on.

I have until the end of December or possibly the end of January, after the children go back to school, before I need to seriously start begging for a job.

Until then, I know that life can change in a moment. I have no fears and no regrets.



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More Blogs by Robyn M. Speed
• Can you spare just a few minutes? - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
• Fellow writer asking for your support - Sunday, April 04, 2010
• Entering the Next Top Spiritual Author Competition - Monday, March 15, 2010
• I'm a middle aged university student! - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
• Experiment - an on line first draft - Wednesday, February 11, 2009
• Splashing in a pond - Sunday, February 08, 2009
• Words and images - Wednesday, February 04, 2009
• Writing goals for 2009 - Tuesday, February 03, 2009
• Where does 'sexy'come from? - Tuesday, February 03, 2009
• The pressure - Wednesday, June 18, 2008
• Who am I? - Tuesday, June 12, 2007
• You make one mistake... - Saturday, February 10, 2007
• School's back! - Sunday, October 08, 2006
• I've been thinking - Tuesday, June 13, 2006
•  I had my year. - Sunday, November 13, 2005  
• Fear is the loudest voice I hear - Tuesday, August 16, 2005
• Rugby Test Match in New Zealand: All Blacks v Lions - Thursday, June 30, 2005
• Do we need flash Logos? - Tuesday, April 12, 2005
• Technology Dependent - Monday, August 23, 2004
• Our own people, our own language - Sunday, August 01, 2004
• New Zealand - Monday, July 19, 2004
• Off on Holiday - Monday, June 14, 2004
• PDA purchased - Thursday, May 20, 2004
• PDA obsession - Tuesday, May 18, 2004
• Television - Wednesday, May 05, 2004
• We Pressurize Our Children Too Much - Wednesday, April 28, 2004


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