The thrilling story of Jenn trying to monetize her writing, and then hating the act of writing

Holy shit, does writing become less fun when you’re doing it for WORK. Especially when you have absolutely no creative control. Every client would say they accepted pitches, and I’d pitch something that seemed to fit their site, and they’d veto it pretty much immediately. Which, hey, fine, but like – don’t pretend you’re giving me a say! Just give me my assignment, pay me my meager fee, and move on!

“Doing the Thing” is pretty hard to do (but you’ll get there, bud)

Have you ever watched an interview where someone asks an actor/artist/writer/creator/whatever what their advice for other aspiring whatevers is, and their response is: "Just Do the Thing!" This is not very good advice. Obviously, there were some extra steps that made that whoever whatever they are. It seems almost insulting to hear their success reduced … Continue reading “Doing the Thing” is pretty hard to do (but you’ll get there, bud)

Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Your writing matters! Seriously! Thank you for being here!

Ah, things. They be quite hard, yeah? I've been a bit behind these past few months, due to this time of year being particularly stressful. Now that I'm working a full-time job instead of my usual part-time or seasonal gigs, I'm learning that the end of the year is a bit rough at an office! … Continue reading Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Your writing matters! Seriously! Thank you for being here!