Monday, August 29, 2011

I Don't Want to be Famous

You guys, I totally don't want to be famous.  I'm not talking Michael Jackson famous or Susan Lucci famous or even Snooki famous.  I don't even wanna be Barefoot Foodie famous.  'Cause famous folks deal with a whole lotta poo and I am NOT INTERESTED IN POO.


See, I get queasy just reading other people's arguments in comment boxes.  I shake at the mere thought of confrontation.  I don't want to hurt people's feelings and when my kids come back and read my blog, I want them to know that I wrote it with them in mind.  Because this was never supposed to be about me.  It was, and still is, the story of US.  It is by sheer accident that I am the one who puts fingers to keys and obsessively photographs every minor family event.
Do you know what I want?  I just want to make a meager living writing.  Ghost writing.  Catalog copy writing.  The about-me section of your website writing.  How to Make a Hand-Print Paper Turkey in 4 Easy Steps writing.  The kind of writing I would love to do involves nobody caring or sometimes even knowing who wrote it except to go to my site and hire me to work for them, too.  Because the writing in and of itself is a joy for me.  I have no bigger story I want to tell outside of this small space.

And you know what?  I think I'm actually going to get there!  By the grace of God I've developed a great relationship with the sweet couple behind Catholic Child and they've offered me the opportunity to write for them on a regular basis.  Yay catalog copy!  Yay Faith & Fun!  I am thrilled and excited and relieved because this is such a need for our family.  Combined with the work I've been asked to do for I Heart my Pediatrician , I'm really feeling like this is all possible.

Possible is one of my most favorite words in the whole wide world.

Now brace yourselves for an exciting revelation: all I need is a few more lovely contracts like the ones above and I can completely support my family.  How 'bout them apples?  I know it sounds crazy, but when you have no mortgage and you buy everything at Goodwill or off of Ebay, you can keep your monthly expenses pretty darn low, lemme tell ya.

You know, I love writing this blog.  I love chatting with my bloggy friends and sharing our silly stories.  I want to be able to keep doing that.  Just that.  Not push it to become something bigger and more difficult than I ever intended it to be.  I just want the blog to stay fun, be an outlet for the ideas that won't stop swirling in my head, and be a way for people to get a hold of me and say "Hey, can you write all the copy for our new faux flower catalog?" to which I'll respond "You bet!".  I just want my tappy-tappy fingers to help other people make more money (and make a little for us while I'm at it).

That would be a dream come true.  

That is my prayer.

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39 comments :

  1. I'll keep you in mind whenever I hear of anything! Did you ever talk to my friend Michael a few weeks ago?

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  2. You sound so much like me! Except my passion is acting - and, I don't need to be famous - I don't even need to be on TV or in movies (although that would be cool - was an extra once and it was awesome!), but oh, man would I love to support our family by acting! (and, it looks like I'm getting my first paid play next year - yay!) So, I am "write" (see what I did there? tee hee) there with you!

    Congratulations on the contracts! When we step out in faith, aren't you glad that we serve a God that provides?

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  3. You guys are so sweet. It's just taken me this long to realize what I'm really trying to get out of all of this. You know, "focus". I'm not so good at focusing! :)

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  4. You are on your way, Girly Girl!!

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  5. Wonderful - praise the Lord for his goodness! You have wonderful writing abilites and we must use our talents and if we can make some money doing it, all the better! We have to support our families and this is a wonderul opportunity!! YAY!!

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  6. I do so love it when Anonymous commenters are so supportive and uplifting! Thank you so much for your encouragement :D

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  7. ME too. I so get this, and want the same.
    You've spoke your intention and now watch it happen!

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  8. I hope it happens.

    You are determined and you sound like you know what you're talking about.

    SO much further ahead than me: I'm still nebulous, scattered, about my goals.

    I need to state my intentions, so I know what to pray for.

    Very inspring, thank you.

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  9. YAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYA!!!!! That writing job is a start to something amazing and wonderful and not too crazy but still PERFECT for you and your talent and your family! I am sooo happy for you I cant wipe this grin off my face.

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  10. It's so wonderful that you are on your way. Momentum is half the battle. Congrats!

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  11. You're a tremendous writer, Dwija! I hope you get the contracts you need!

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  12. Thank you so much, guys. It was just so liberating making this specific realization last night. I could not handle comment box wars every day of my life. I just don't have the courage or fortitude to do that!

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  13. Dwija, that is WONDERFUL news!!! You are so talented and such a nice person, I just know it'll happen for you! I am SO happy for you!

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  14. Congratulations on landing those two paying writing gigs. You are a talented writer with your heart in the absolute right place. I, too, find my joy in writing. What a blessing.

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  15. Dweej! That's awesome! Just please remember us little folks when you become not famous, k? ;)

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  16. Wow that's fantastic!! I know exactly what you mean about arguments and mean comments - I hate those, and I'm not good with confrontation either. :-/

    Best of luck to you with your writing!! :o)

    -Jamie

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  17. I am wanting to leave a fairly decent career in marketing to stay home with my first child, due in early February.

    I am praying for the opportunities to use my writing, marketing and social media skilz to provide some income once we find a routine at home with baby.

    Your post today has been encouraging and helps me realize the possibility!

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  18. You are a celebrity in my mind though. Is that ok?
    And writing catalog blurbs and whatnot...YOU CAN DO IT!!

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  19. So happy for you. I am glad you defined what you want from your blog, and it looks like you are working towards it. I know when I started blogging this time I jumped in head first and was racing to just to keep up. So happy for you.

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  20. Keep it up! I agree with previous poster, momentum is half the battle! :)

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  21. So glad to hear it, Dwija. I love, love, love Catholic Child catalogue. And Faith and Family magazine is so fun. Praise God and we continue to pray that Tommy sells some of his beautiful guitars.

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  22. I just hit the little delete button to mean comments...I try not to remember there is a mean person behind the box! Make a little living and inspire the rest of our tappy-tappy fingers :)

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  23. Hooray! Congrats, that's awesome news. I'd love to be able to do something like that too, but I never know where or how to look! Very happy for you!

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  24. Yay! I'm so happy for you, Dweej.

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  25. congrats!! i love your quirkiness and always leave your blog grinning ear to ear! praying that many, many more lovely people will pay you to write so i can hear more of what you have to say:)

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  26. You know what, Dweej, I would hire you in a second if I have any writing job to offer. You're a great, GREAT writer! Talented, original, and very very wise. I really hope that many more would realized that! And I'm sure that will come in no time, given how awesome you are.

    This makes me even more grateful and dang lucky to have you wrote a post for me for free! Truly, sincerely humbled. Next time I ask you to write for me, I'll pay, ok? Heck, I'll write you a post and pay you to post it on your blog! hahaha. Love ya, girlfriend!

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  27. Dweej!!!

    I am so excited to hear about your two new writing jobs! You have crazy, crazy loads of talent and I can't believe people aren't knocking down your door from all over the world already to write for them!!! But I have no doubt it will happen sooner than you think. You are famous in my heart too AND surely things will work out famously for you!

    You probably saw my name and felt something click, thinking hmmm... I swear I know that girl from somewhere! Well, swear away my dear Dwija! It is I, your dear friend Eden, back from the no man's land of first trimester pregnancy, going back to being a SAHM, and rupturing a disk in my low back last Friday... just went for good measure. ;D

    So keep your eyes peeled and soon I will be posting on my long neglected but not forgotten blog. :) Hopefully I'll that should make for an interesting post! Ha ha

    Love and miss you tons,

    E.

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  28. I have TOTALLY been wondering about you, woman. You better write that post FAST! I am currently dying from curiosity!

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  29. oh boy that was my first attempt commenting with my new Dragon program (where I talk and the comp transcribes... as accurately as possible anyway haha.) Also when I said you're famous in my heart, I was going to say, "like it or not." lol, Sorry for the errors. I can't type by hand since... I'm stuck in bed. :/ But I will be dictating, yo! Don't hear that every day, do ya?! ;D OK bye

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  30. Awww you are SUCH a sweet friend! OK I will get on it first thing... just because I don't want you to actually die of curiosity! ;D Love you grill.

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  31. Dweej, you are doing great things - congratulations on your paid writing gigs!! There will be more to come. No one deserves it more.

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  32. YAY! So exciting! I'll just go ahead and order the universe to send you some more non-famous writing jobs, shall I? Oh, Universe...

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  33. You will totally do this. How exciting that you are already being given opportunities! The more you do, the more you'll be able to do.

    Way to go. Keep writing!

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  34. That's incredible, much kudos and prayers your way for living your life the way you want to! It's my dream to be able to support myself with writing too--and if it's Catholic--whoa, can't get too excited now! If you ever happen to have any projects/clients floating around that you need help with, send 'em my way! :)

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  35. Oh girl, you KNOW if I ever have too much work, I will be showering you and all my talented friends with leads. If we can just get to that point... :)

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  36. Hope you get all you want out of it and more. Possible is a fabulous word indeed.

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  37. That is POSSIBLE!! :) You will do it. I have no hook ups for you but if I ever do you are #1 on my list. My blog is becoming less about my family and more about stuff, but I am considering this a transition period until I make enough money to transition back to mostly about my family. And by then they'll both be in school and I'll never see them so it'll be a moot point ;) Or maybe I'll follow in your home-schooling footprints! (doubt it but who knows?)

    Anyway, point is, you can do it and don't stop writing here!! I'd be sad.

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  38. *sigh* I just want to write, too, dweej...and make a meager living from it. I don't want to be a billionaire...just a person that's happy and passionate about her "job."

    It'll come true for you; I just know it! Look how far you've come already :)

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