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Too Much Work?


I remember not too long ago when I was complaining (at least a tiny bit and mostly to myself) that I was doing something I really didn’t love rather than something I do love. The thing I love is, of course, writing. I wasn’t doing enough of it to make me very happy.

Of course, other events have transpired to interrupt the flow of words from my somewhat feeble brain, through my fingers, out to the keyboard and then up to WordPress and this blog. But even with all the interruptions, I wanted to write more — and, if possible, get paid for it in the process.

Cut to (as they say in “the biz”) today and I pretty much have the exact opposite problem I used to have. Now I have too much writing work. At the moment, there are several sites to which I currently contribute, used to contribute and they want me back or are about to contribute. There’s even one I can’t even talk about yet which looks to be even bigger than the rest.

Of course, this is also the time when I’m doing a lot more Mac consulting than I was before so that kinda gets in the way of writing too. Although, consulting pays way better (at least for the moment) then writing does. I’m trying to limit my consulting to mostly worthy causes like favorite non-profits or schools but still, that takes time and that’s time away from writing.

Really, I think something has got to give and at the moment I’m leaning towards the Mac stuff being the time consuming item that may get the “Spanish Archer” as my friend used to say. In other words, it might have to go. Or, at the very least, be far more limited. After all, I really think that in this life, given the pretty much unknown duration of it we have, you should try to do things you love rather than things you don’t.

Really, I feel like I shouldn’t complain too hard at this situation as it could be far worse and is for many people. I’m lucky that people have decided that I’m good at a couple new things. In the past, I’ve pretty much only been good at making movies, producing other shows and getting into trouble.

But now, I can add writing to the list of things I can do. I’m not saying I’m great at it but I think I can string a sentence together without too much trouble. Who knows, maybe this new writing gig (once it starts) will end up being the one that takes me to the next level — whatever that might be? I guess anything is possible but to have the possiblity is a great feeling and one I would like to have more often.

I’ll see what I can do about that.

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