I have to say it feels good to be a busy working writer. Last month, I finished off six articles with three different magazines!! I just signed up for the San Francisco Writer's Conference coming up in February, and because there will be all manner of agents and editors there, I have decided to bust my ass in getting a manuscript completed by then. Impossible you say? Me too! But I think I can pull it off. I've already got 3 chapters done of my YA novel "Blood Pressure." I just finished up an article for American Fitness on Endometriosis and will get started on another article for Feline Wellness magazine. Oh yeah, and I also have to have the revisions done on a horror script by Thanksgiving in order to start sending it out to possible buyers.
Like I said, being a working writer is great and a little tiring considering I do most of my writing at night, knowing I have to get up early the next morning for work at my dad's dental office. But, what would make it even greater, is the fact that I got paid on a timely basis for my articles, instead of having to wait months for the piece to be published and then a few weeks of begging for a paycheck after that. Why must we writers wait so much? I mean, isn't our life hard enough? What, with having to sell ourselves and sometimes even our souls for work.