Ok, so you peeps are asking, so I’m answering. Yes, I did apply for the jobs with Gizmodo.
The truth is, I did it just because I could. I’m a stay at home mother and I home-school my sons. I love my life. I’m happy with it. I didn’t apply for this job out of serious need for money or because I’m unhappy with my life.
I applied because I’m a writer. I’ve always dreamed of being a writer.
When I was so young that I can’t even remember how old I was… I saw Superman for the first time. And I fell in love. Best looking alien without pointed ears. (Yeah, I have the hots for Spock, too.) I decided I wanted to be a journalist so I could be Lois Lane and then Superman would love ME! Not her! Because, well, I’m hotter than her. Right? Of course I am. (You know you are enjoying reading my blogs since I write them lounging in bed in my sexy negligee and pink bunny slippers… I’m smoking hot!)
I never really knew what beat I wanted. I’ve watched the peeps on techie shows and just envied them. I want to try out new gadgets and give reviews. Sercretly, I’m a 10 year old at heart. I like toys. Toys are great! How I wish I could do that! So, when the Gizmodo job came up I figured why not.
I’m a busy woman. I don’t blog regularly just because of that. Well, that, and I’m not sure what all to blog about. I mean, you really wanna read me? About my life? Man, there are some bored people on the net. My life is rather boring. HA!
I’m trying to be braver and more dilligent in my personal writing. My novels and short stories. My poetry. Yeah, I know, none of it is posted here. Cause I’m just not brave. But I’m working on it. Mur’s always telling me in her podcast, “I should be writing.” So I’m trying. And I figured, this was a good thing to do to help me not be Chicken Ozma.
I don’t think I’m what they want. I don’t know that they will even be interested in me. It’s all good. The worst that will happen is they’ll give me the job. But getting a rejection letter will be a good learning and growing experience for me. Maybe, it’ll help me be braver.
We could all use some bravery in our lives. We all have our Goliath’s to fight. Will we be able to stand strong in the face of our giant like David?
Originally posted on ladyozma.vox.com
Your story almost sounds like mine 😀
I’m starting to write cover letters now. That means rejection slips will soon follow lol.
I grew up wanting to be a journalist. Now I’m working toward my Bachelors in Journalism and I’m saying to myself… “I don’t want to be a journalist anymore.” Journalism isn’t what it seemed to be. Anyway, can’t turn back now, right? It’s too late, I’ve already prayed about it and got the answer! And if you ever want to trade writing for crits and workovers, LMK, that’s the stage I’m in. I’m serious about this.
Lady Ozma said:
I completely understand…
I’m actually more annoyed every day with journalism. I’m embarrassed some days that that is what I wanted to do. Even the “oldies” in the industry are pissing me off. It used to be so respectable, but I swear it is just not so much anymore. Annoying! I’m sure you feel my pain. I’ve worked writing articles a while back, but it was mostly so I could have the clips. That paper was such a rag. I didn’t get any cash for it. HAHA I just can’t remember where i unpacked my portfolio to. So I have clips should I ever want to apply to a paper… somewhere. *ROLLS EYES*
Honestly though, the thought was a way to pay for food and housing. I really want to do more creative writing. Like novels and short stories. But that sure doesn’t pay anything. LOL.
I do know I definately work better under a deadline. I can meet deadlines, it is the unopen nature that I am under now that’s killing my completion ability… LOL
I envy that you are still in school. I dropped out due to financial strain, stupid VA laws, and one really rough pregnancy all rolled into one. And then of course I’ve been in mommy mode and even more broke ever since. I really only need about three more semesters.
Re: I completely understand…
Don’t envy me – school is hell. I’d rather not be doing anything lol. (still, just take one or two classes – even online, that’s how I did it when I was still doing the mommy at home thing) I am doing creative writing as a minor though – and trying SO hard to get ONE of these two novels finished. I would feel SO good to finish it.
I am a very good journalist. I have done lots of articles in the past and even been paid for it, and like you I work well with deadlines (that’s why one of my novels is being writen in a novel writing class, it gives me deadlines)
Lady Ozma said:
Re: I completely understand…
I’ve tried finding classes online or somewhere to get my degree online from. It’s been hard. I have a friend that’s working for our local daily and she’s had trouble finishing her degree as well. Same reason. Though you’d think at this point all these years working as a journalist for a daily paper, she should just darned get life credit. HAHA
Yeah that novel I wrote during nanowrimo… I got the 50k words done…53 in fact… HAHA But guess what, I think right now it’s still pretty close to that. Ugh I need to finish all my projects!!! I need a deadline. I sometimes tell myself I’ll just start putting out a chapter a week in my blog. Then I’ll have to finish it so that i have blog entries! HAHA I’m not brave enough to do that, though.