What shall I do?
Since May I have been taking on assignments from a web content provider. I like it because they pay is wonderful but also becuase I write about different topics every month and I feel like Im learning something.
But there is still the newspaper. I was recently given a weekly column but the pay is so trivial that I sometimnes find it a waste of time. Even if I spent all day, everyday coming up with stories for the paper I would not make as much as I do writing web content.
I have a little issue writing the conent because that is not the kind of writer I fancied myself to be in all my girly daydreams as a kid. But I also never wanted to be a reporter either. I want to write books. True Crime- but you have to start somewhere, right?
Im a crime writer for the paper. That looks very good in the pages of my book proposal. But, I've also sold crime articles to major magazines. Do I need the paper?
The time I spend there I can spend at web content and make 5X as much.
Christmas is coming soon. I cant really give my kids a copy of the paper under the tree can I?
My other option if I HAVE to have the paper is the competing paper here in town. They dont need a staff writer but have offered me double my current paper for articles just to be a stringer.
What to do, what to do...