Writing Tips by Gary Speer

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Hey, I suddenly find myself ‘working’ full-time again — not an easy step to take

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Okay, well, get the drum roll ready. (Or at least turn up the lights on your home theater lighting in that fancy big-screen TV setup. What? You don’t have a big-screen TV with home theater? Yeah, me neither.)

Big announcement time: I just got hired this morning for a full-time job. It’s one of those situations where you would use the expression, “It’s not much, but it’s honest work.” Or maybe, “The job’s not all that hard, but at least the pay’s poor.”

I’m going to be a full-time security guard at a local electric power plant. My hours — and I love this part, really — will be 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. I seriously do like the hours. I’m not much for sleeping in anyway, and I can have the job out of the way by early afternoon. This should give me adequate time, once the old body gets adjusted to the new schedule, to continue the Internet affiliate marketing and writing. It will also bring in a small but needed boost to the regular monthly income.

Over the last seven months in which I’ve been doing the freelance writing gig full-time, the regular sources of revenue have been slowly drying up, especially for the last couple of months. So it had to happen. No big deal, really, as I’ve had to rely on a “day job” for much of my freelance career.

Life goes on, and I continue optimistic and thankful about it — life, that is.
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