Recently I accepted a News Writer position knowing full well I had too many projects going on. But I was excited and felt good hearing someone liked my work enough to pay me in the future. This job would have started me on a 30-day trial with a talk of compensation at the end if my work was good enough for the main editors.
It seemed all right at the time, however, after really considering how much work I’d have to put in and my current schedule, I just saw no way of pursing it any further. Also, after glancing the run-around that a writer must do for that site kind of scared me off. I love a good challenge, just not at the expense of my current project schedule and my life. No, I’d rather spend that same time looking for a paying full-time position. As what? I’m still working that out.
I’m getting opportunities that will test my journalist abilities. I know I can be a good video game journalist but is it something I really want to do or do I see it as quick money? Knowing my limits and shortcomings will help me advance to the next level. After all, it’s the time and effort you put in that makes you successful.