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Today I’m reminded that we must celebrate the little things in our writing life – they can be few and far between.
Years ago I was sent to a swanky hotel on a beautiful harbor where I was to write about said hotel for a wedding magazine. The hotel knew this since I was on assignment, and they were a sponsor of the magazine, so they spoiled me to pieces. It was to be a fluff piece given it was advertising, but the reality was that I meant every word and didn’t need to ‘fluff’ anything. It was glorious.
In case you don’t know: Generally on assignment or freelancing you don’t want to accept anything appearing gratuitous while writing about a product, place, or thing, that would be a conflict of interest, against journalist/freelancer ethics and generally considered to be in bad form. But that job was a hotel piece for advertising; not journalism and not to be re-sold, so I accepted everything they lavished on me.
What was the magnificent for me was that it was my first paid writing gig. That’s me sitting in my soft hotel robe after a massage, drinking a mimosa and enjoying breakfast at the window overlooking the harbor. Not a bad gig. Well worth remembering and celebrating. I keep this photo to remind myself that sometimes the writer’s life is not so bad.
What writer-related event can you celebrate that’s worth remembering (because it makes you smile) year after year?
I’m off to Oregon to a Willamette Writers workshop, and to do a couple more author interviews for my You Tube channel. Keep writing. Ciao, Mindy
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