As you all know I’ve been looking for a job. It’s been a process, but I haven’t panicked about it. I have a friend here in Dallas that’s been sending me leads for jobs I could do from home.
I was very excited about one that had to do with writing. This company was seeking writers to work on articles from home. I thought to myself – sweet, a job doing something I love. They wanted references and examples of previous articles I’ve written.
Hummmm. Considering I’ve never worked as a “writer” before or had any articles published anywhere other than my blog, I got creative. I mentioned my new book that’s due to be released and linked some of my favorite posts from my blog. I conveyed an air of confidence that I was worth taking a chance on.
It worked. I got an email explaining further the type of work I would be doing to start with and was asked if I was still interested.
Apparently the type of work that was currently available (even though it represents 10% of their business) was work in the “adult entertainment” field. Considering what my husband does for a living and the fact that God would have a problem with it, I declined.
I guess if I wanted to change my name to Fifi LaRue I could go for it…no, I don’t think so. It figures that the first writing job I got offered would be questionable. I told them that even though I could write about other things that have nothing to do with God, this was at the other extreme and I would pass. They understood.
I always knew in my heart that I would really love to write full time, but I have my limits.
© Nadine Zawacki 2008