Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Write Stuff (<---New Kid's reference. You're welcome)

I don't know if I should start talking about this yet, because I don't want to jinx anything.

Okay so I won't start talking yet.

In other news, I'm going to start freelance writing again. A while back I wrote some articles for a life and style magazine. I didn't get paid, but I did get a free spa day out of the deal, and the experience was invaluable. Or so I told myself, so as not to feel like a total loser who just got paid in makeup and massages (WHORE!!!!!). I was supposed to do more articles, but I ended up on bed rest with Harrison, and I felt a little bit like that dream died.

And then two nights ago I decided to get all Dr. Frankenstein up on that dream, and give it another shot. And somehow it's actually coming together quite nicely. The bonus is that when I go to my high school reunion, I can say, "I'm a writer" instead of "I'm really into wearing my pajamas all day." I'll still be wearing pajamas all day, but this way, I'll have something to talk about besides that.

9 comments:

Katy said...

you crack me up "I'm really into wearing pajamas all day"

You're an awesome writer Renee, own it! It's cool, you're cool.

diane said...

I'm confused...Was there something else too, or are you trying not to jinx the writing thing?
Make sure you say "freelance writer" instead of just "writer." I always get intimidated by someone that says "freelance" anything - they sound so entrepreneurial and mysterious. Then again I'm an idiot, so I really wouldn't take any of my advice.

Renee said...

No Diane, you're a "freelance idiot."

I'm not jinxing something else. Something not writing-related. Something house-related. Like a new house. Like a NEW HOUSE!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! OUR FIRST HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!

That's what I'm not jinxing.

Renee said...

(you're not really a freelance idiot, Diane. I just like the funny)

Eric said...

You should freelance do my homework. Kidding, of course. You're a great writer so it only makes sense that you use your gift. Get after it and make us MILLIONS.

diane said...

I agree with Eric. And when you make MILLIONS, freelance this idiot some freelance money to pay some jackass freelance lawyer. Or some freelance stuff like that. Basically, pay my lawyer and no one gets hurt.

Scarlet said...

I also aspire to be a writer and I have started writing my own book. I think I have half a chapter done. But I have a catchy title. So that has to count for something. Maybe if I ever come close to fisishing it I can hire you to freelance edit it or freelance proof read it.

Meghan Whaley said...

You are so awesome. Congrats sister. Big hug.

mrsmouthy said...

OMG, I totally want to freelance but have no idea where to even begin. If you have a minute will you e-mail me? I promise I won't freelance on your property if you just give me some pointers!!