The View from the Patio
© Yolanda Renee 2019 1/03/2019
Welcome to 2019 and my attempt at blogging with a purpose. The View from the Patio will feature the actual view on the day it’s written, and the subject is open.
What is the purpose? Good Question. When I figure that out, I’ll let you know. 😊
Since it’s the New Year, I’ll speak to resolutions. The age-old attempt by most of us to start the year with a new goal.
This year I resolve to be real.
To be ME!
In other words, I’m going to do exactly what I want, when I want, and for whatever reason I choose.
In the past, I’ve played it too safe. I’ve been whatever everyone else wanted me to be. Setting myself up for failure, heartache, and disappointment. Well, no more!
Today I felt like writing a blog, and this is it. Who knows, tomorrow it could be a new novel, an old book, or fun at the library doing research. Or I might write a short story, flash fiction, or poetry. And the most exciting thing is, if I get really ambitious, I might even submit for publication.
Why the laissez-faire attitude?
Because I can.
Now onto the real subject of the day: I was recently asked to apply for a writing job. It was an opportunity to write short stories in the horror genre.
The parameters were that I’d retain no rights and my name wouldn’t be used. The rate of pay is one cent per word.
3,000 words = $30
5,000 words = $50
10,000 words = $100.
Yeah, my exact response.
I’m a cheap date, but I found that offer to be an insult. Especially when you consider the time and effort involved in the creative process. Or am I the only one who struggles over every word, sentence, and paragraph when I write?
I know my words are worth more than a penny, but what do you think?
How much is a word worth?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
keep it real!
“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster,
― Kilroy J. Oldster,