It’s early for me. Around nine in the morning. I usually try to get something done before I sit at my computer or nothing else will get accomplished. Procrastinate I will, simply because of my distress. I could work it off manually, or write. I chose to write.
I began writing articles this year hoping to make some cash. However, it is taking up a lot of my time, and there are so many marketing scams out there. One has to be so careful not to get caught up in it all. I guess if I was younger and had my life in order, I could go for it. This is not to say, I’m not, but it is taking away from my first love. That of writing fiction, and poetry prose. Yesterday, I worked quite a good stretch of time on an article. Another one on bedbugs. When I checked it out later, I found out that I have to do the HTML on the article. Otherwise, it looks all crammed together. That was my first disappointment. This will take more of my time. The second is that I’m getting all this mail to send e-mails to friends and relatives so they get caught up in the scam. I don’t want to do that at all. Why would I want to force things on anybody else.
Writing for me is just pure joy. I thought I could make some money at it, but if I have to bargain to boost my articles, forget it. So you may see why I am a bit down today. I have to make a choice. Yes, I could use the money to help pay my debts, but….!
My kids are off to school, and I have been open to getting a couple more foster children. I have a huge house to pay for and I’m not getting any younger. I’m close to retirement, but I will not be able to retire like most do. I suffered a divorce late in life. Forty-two years into my marriage. I am much happier, and like the saying goes, “I’m single as a dollar, and not looking for any change,” but at the same time I have chosen to go into debt to buy my house and land from my ex-husband. That in itself is a major twist in life, especially at my age.
Now I could just write what I really want to write, or continue trying to make money. I am writing for suite 101. That job isn’t so bad. I can write on anything, and chose when to write, which I think I will stick with, although there isn’t much money involved. Mere pennies at the moment. I would have to have outstanding articles, and with outstanding word tags to go anywhere. Since it is a learning process for me, I think I will just stick to that one. Although, the other teaches a bit more, I could keep up for awhile until I know the tricks of the trade.
See what I mean about the feeling of being overwhelmed with these decisions. And if that was all I had to be concerned about, that would be a piece of cake. Anyhow, I think I better take some photos, and hopefully share some with you. It is so beautiful looking outdoors right now.