The Writer’s Twin Lives
Writers write when they’re moved to create something. Writers also write to pay the bills.
I find it interesting the material the latter will find acceptable whereas, given a choice, the former might be more selective. I was reminded of that today as I accepted my first Rosen Book assignment in over a year. This time I’ll be penning a young adult biography of singer Christina Aguilera. It’s a short assignment, which is good since I can jump in and out. The pay is low since Rosen cut their rates just about in half, since I last wrote for them,.
Still, those bills aren’t going to wait for the muse to strike.
On the other hand, I was also invited today to pitch to a number of anthologies from editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail and since it’s all original material, that certainly speaks to the creative writer in me.
And in both cases, it’s terrific just being asked.