Cmdr. Deanna Troi: Timeline? This is no time to talk about time! We don’t have the time!… What was I saying?
I’m starting to feel like I’m taking on a lot of projects (which is good) and doing a whole lot of writing (which is also good) but not getting a whole lot of pay for all that time-sucking-up project and writing work (which is bad). Don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited by all of the new connections I’ve made over the last few months (Thank You Blissdom Canada!) and there are yet still more connections to be made and maintained, but still, I’m starting to feel like I’m a really busy working girl with exactly $0 in cheques to cash. Sponsored items, yes, cheques no. And while sponsored items are great, that new sample whatever-it-is doesn’t help me pay daycare fees. I know I’m just at the beginning part of my writing career and that building up my portfolio is a good thing, but wish I had more time in my day to dedicate to it. It just feels (sometimes) like all the work I’m doing to get me there isn’t leaving me any time to do what I really want to do. It all feels backwards somehow. And I know this is temporary, and the lack of time is partly as a result of the whole working wife and mothering thing I’m doing full time, but still… Mama needs some cash. Or, more to the point, Mama needs some time to write the pieces that pay in cash. Not quite sure how I’m going to go about making the time, but I’m definitely going to make an attempt to figure it out. You know… when I have the time.