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A Working Blog (From Chris) February 21, 2017

Filed under: Marriage Mayhem — meganorussell @ 8:00 pm
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I, Christopher Russell, work too hard. At least, that’s what my mom tells me whenever we talk. And the truth is, I do work a lot. If you really count the number of projects I have going on in any given week, you’ll most likely come up with four or five. I have my acting job, my online job, my serving job, my editing job, and my composing job. Three of these make me happy, and three of these make me money.

Megan and I could live only on our acting salary. We don’t pay rent at all; we paid off our student loans years ago; and we have no dependents. So, why work so much, you ask? Well, for a multitude of reasons.

First of all, Megan and I are both from families that began with very modest incomes. We saw the struggles facing our parents and wanted to work as hard as possible to not be in similar situations. I should explain that our families also worked very hard, but, as I mentioned previously, we’re different in that we have no home or dependents to take care of.

Second, Megan had instilled from her at a very early age that you take the money while you can. This is very similar to our current situation. The serving and online jobs are very temporary, so once they’re gone, we’ll be out a combined total of four sources of income. So we’re working hard now in order to save for when we won’t be able to. Makes sense, right?

Third, and this is probably the biggest reason… we’re addicts. Not drugs or alcohol or anything like that. (more…)

 

Fancy-freelancing May 2, 2016

Filed under: Starting Off Strange — meganorussell @ 8:30 pm
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I have decided to become a freelance writer. I know what you’re all thinking: Megan has actually lost her mind this time, but hear me out.

Okay, so I don’t really know how to book freelance writing work. I’ve never freelanced before, and from the little I do know, competition is awful and pay isn’t the best. But those are all minor details. I can research and do some trial and error on submissions. I’ve written blogs, books, and songs, so the writing is just going to be about adhering to someone else’s standards. And as for the dollars made… Well, everyone has to start somewhere.

I love writing. I love writing blogs for all of you. I love writing stories. It would seem strange to, though the possibility of success may be slim, ignore a way to make money doing what I love to do. I know it might not be as satisfying as writing books, and I won’t have the freedom to write whatever the hell I want like I do with you all. But I’m going to try it! Cause why not? I mean, what do I have to lose but what little self-esteem I have left by facing infinite rejection?

So wish me luck, ‘cause I’m gonna need it!