Originally posted by proof_tracey
The writing I do is volunteer. It's a thankless job but it gets me out there and noticed. I work a regular job as well. That doesn't mean I plan on
giving up my dream as I am three chapters away from finishing a book. I know several people that are already published that are willing to help point
me in the right direction, but I don't count on that at all.. it's just a dream I would like to achieve.
Tired don't feel like quoting who asked what.
Just a suggestion. Keep your day job!
Something like writing should be hobby. Unless you can start expressing yourself in a more interesting and intelligible way that captivates at least a
core audience, then your chances are slim to none on turning in any real profit.
I am having a hard time getting past your first sentence with out falling asleep. Sorry, no offense. I am just saying to not rely on something that
even the best in the field struggled for recognition.
How is the government preventing me from earning more than minimum wage? I've no idea, as I'm not the government. The only jobs I am
qualified to do are crap pay jobs... *minimum pay set by the government*
Uh-oh! *minimum pay set by the government* sounds like you are complaining. Actually if you are only qualified to work "crap jobs" than you *should*
only be paid "crap pay." When you decide you want more, you will use your brain and figure it out.
A suggestion, quit dreaming of being a writer and find something that you *CAN* do and do well, market it, and then *you* can set your price on it. No
need for throwing in the government bc you are not satisfied with the "crap pay" you are getting for your "crap job."
I am *not* where I am today because of choices I made, I am here because of bad luck, not enough knowledge and no strong support base at the
time. Sorry if it sounds whiny but that's the way I feel and what I have experienced.
NOW, with that statement, you are qualified as a loser, and we didn't have to say it because YOU said it. Loser is the antonym of winner. In case
that is over your head, by saying you have bad luck, you are MAKING YOURSELF a loser and not a winner. You have a bad attitude and it is no wonder you
can't get out of your crap job.
It doesn't *sound* like you are whiney.. you *are* whiney.
That attitude has a lot to do with why you are in your position and that attitude IS
Let me be clear with you. I-T......I-S......Y-O-U-R.....F-A-U-L-T.
A young girl at the time trying to figure out which way is up with no one to give me advice or point me in the right direction so to
Please tell me by *young* you mean when you were 3. I think I was younger than that when I figured out which way was up.
The words 'loser job' I used because that's how I felt when I read the original post; like I just didn't matter. It doesn't feel good
knowing I can't do something in life that truly makes a difference in others' lives. I am one who wants to help others but I can't do that very
well with what I make.
A better writer would have written: "I said 'loser job' because it made me feel like a loser to read about being responsible for the choices that I
have made that have brought me to this place in my life. I wish I could quit blaming everything and everyone else so that I can finally make a
difference in others' lives. In all honesty though, it is much easier to sit here complaining and feeling sorry for myself than to put in the effort
and actually use my brain."
Just trying to help you on your desired path, my friend
I don't think the minimum wage is keeping up with the cost of living (at least not here).
I do want to move to a cheaper state, can't afford to do that right now.
Well, seeing that you admit thinking isn't one of your favorite past times, let's not start with thoughts of what you *think* should be considered
"living wage." My guess is "living wage" in your opinion would include comforts as well. You can't be doing all that bad since you have a
computer and internet. That is a C-O-M-F-O-R-T, so all your and your babies necessities should be well taken care of, correct?
And since you don't *want* to move somewhere cheaper, than I am sure my advice to sell your computer and cancel the internet to help toward the cost
of moving will fall on deaf ears. Ah well.
As far as being a paid writer that would rock but I am realistic, I know that may never happen. That's why I keep my day job. :-)
I'm sorry for posting my thoughts or if I sound like a meanie.
edited to clarify a bit
[edit on 28-7-2008 by proof_tracey]
Darlin' I really hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but unless you can stop complaining and get yourself into a grammar class or two along with
some writing classes, I am afraid this dream will remain just that.
Sorry if I sound like I am being blunt... it must be because that is my intent.
EDITED TO ADD: No worries though, those who will agree that you can do nothing more than you are already doing and believe that you need someone to
hold your hand will be along in a few to try and put me in my place for you. NO need to speak on your own behalf bc there are plenty of ppl who agree
they can do it better FOR you.
[edit on 28-7-2008 by justamomma]