There are so many opportunities to write - so many, I'm afraid, that often I have to pinch myself.
That being said, I have learned to weed out those writing jobs that only suck the life out of me. You know the ones. Those that will pay you $5 for 500 words of material. Those that suggest a great writer should make $30 for a 2,000 word piece.
Yes, I am constantly looking for side writing jobs, and I have to say that most of them are simply asking me to share my blood, sweat and tears for a little pocket change. And I'm talking 'a little' pocket change.
The above two examples occurred just this past month. I thought I might have something good going in both scenarios, but frankly, had to let both jobs go and wait for better ones to come along.
They always do, though I may have to wait.
They say patience is a virtue, and I'm counting on it.