Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Future ...or lack thereof


I've been writing for the local, small town, rinky dink, comes out once a week, newspaper for the past month, as well as taking pics. Does this make me a 'photojournalist'? Wow, that's either really cool or incredibly pretentious (and slightly delusional :)
I got the
temporary job because the regular gal is on maternity leave and I can finish a sentence.....those were the qualifications (literally). My husband is an English teacher, so I know that being able to put together a legible paragraph is a rare and much coveted skill these days. I never thought of myself as a writer, but I do like to read....alot....so I guess it kind of rubs off on you. And you'd think I would have a point here but alas I really don't, except to say that after doing this for a few weeks I am finding that I want to keep doing it. I like the extra money and I love seeing my stuff in print, except when they edit it incorrectly (and my name is on it!).....so now the praying starts. Where do I go from here? Do I ask for a more permanent position? Do I look to the bigger, daily newspaper in Visalia? Eeeek the mere thought of trying to get a 'real' job scares me to death.... ok, not to death maybe....but it does make me sick to my stomach.

yeah...definitely...go for it...I'm ready...I can handle it.......

5 comments:

Steve said...

You speak too ill of yourself and the paper you write for. You write well and will soon be cranking out articles with ease.

SOH

it wasn't me said...

That is so cool Maureen. Congratulations. How do I get a subscription to the paper?

And on a totally unrelated side note: what does SOH mean? I'm an idiot, and too lazy to figure it out.

Maureen said...

I'm sorry I forgot to answer this sis, SOH is stupid ole husband....yeah it's corny and very Steve!

Deene Souza said...

I think you should go for it! I want to hire you to come take pics of my son playing football this fall. You just never know when the phone is going to ring . . .

Maureen said...

Deene, you just made my day! But rather than 'hire' me, let's just call it professional courtesy and you can give me credit to anyone who asks (providing I actually do a decent job:)