That’s what I’m feeling right now. A few weeks ago I was excited because it looked like I might be able to go back to college this semester and that I might be able to have a career as a writer or editor. Now it looks like none of those things are going to happen.
Classes have already started. Although I’ve put forth a bunch of e-mails and phone calls and gotten some encouraging responses, it seems my application will be not be processed in time for me to enroll in classes this semester.
I am enrolled in an online grammar class for an editing certificate program but I’m not doing very well in it. I thought I was good at grammar and the class would be easy for me but that’s not the case. I’ve failed a few open-book tests. So much for being an editor…
A lot of people tell me I’m a good writer but that doesn’t mean I’m going to get paid to write. I was excited when I got accepted as a BlogMutt writer but I’ve had only minimal success on that platform. Most of the blogs I’ve written have been ignored or rejected. The reason for rejection is usually “Went with another blog.”
The problem is that while I’ve always had the ability to write well, I’ve never had the ability to write quickly. On Blogmutt (and in some other writing fields) it seems you have to write quickly in order to be successful. There are a lot of people competing for the client topics and you can’t reserve a topic for yourself. There have been so many times that I’ve started researching/writing about a topic only to have it taken by someone else before I finish or submit. It’s frustrating to do all that work and not have it pay off.
I’ve finished this blog quickly but in terms of writing quality it’s rather disappointing.