What Should You Write?

The MuffinNot long ago, I roughed out a new picture book.  Joy!  Bliss!   Granted, it was the first draft and first drafts are very often happy places.  After all, everything is shiny and new and I have great hope that it will all come together much more easily this time around.  But it also got me to thinking that there have been times that I truly do not like the writing I am paid to do.

Fortunately, that is the beauty of working as a freelancer.   You are free to accept or reject assignments and contracts.  Personally, I think it is very important to limit the amount of writing that you don’t enjoy.  Why?  Because if it is drudgery, it is going to show and it will show in a bad, bad way.  Believe me, I’ve seen it in my own work.

Yes, you have bills to pay and some of what you write may not make you deliriously happy.  We all like some jobs more than others, but we can  also periodically reevaluate what we do.

That’s what I’m going to attempt to do this summer.

Why not join me in this experiment?  Find out how at the Muffin.