The articles that I wrote over the weekend were apparently enough to solidify my position at Examiner. I am now officially eligible to get paid for my work. Now, when I say ‘get paid’.. what I really mean is ‘get 10 bucks every so often’… but realistically, I’m not doing it for the money. I am doing it because it’s kind of amazing to know that I will get paid because people are reading my writing, recipes, and thoughts.
Did I always want to be a writer? Not really. I didn’t really even start my blog because I necessarily wanted others to read my writing. I started so I could chronicle my food adventures. The enjoyment of the writing came later. Every so often I would go back and read some of my entries and think, ‘I don’t remember thinking that or writing it.. but that’s pretty hilarious.’
I have toyed with the idea of writing a book, but always end up veto’ing it because I don’t feel like I have the imagination to write fiction. My closed little mind didn’t even consider non-fiction. I ended up on the examiner site one day reading an article and realized.. ‘Hey. I can do this. Probably pretty well.’
So, we’ll see how it goes.