Becoming a Wikinutter.

So a few days ago, I decided to sign up to a site called Wikinut.  Wikinut is a website that you can submit articles on any subject  to and get paid for it.  It had got a four star review in Web User magazine and as someone who loves writing and has long wanted to make a career out of it, I joined it. I even had an idea of what I would write about for my first couple of articles.

A few days later, I still haven’t submitted those articles.

After an initial good start planning out my articles and what I was going to mention in them, I found the actual writing of the articles themselves a bit of a problem.  I could blame the fact that I kept getting distracted by numerous things (youtube, twitter, people around me, etc), but really I know I should blame myself for being so easily distracted. Not since the days I was at university have I really thrown myself into writing stuff (I know my blogs look like I’ve taken my time with them but believe me, they don’t take a great deal of effort).  I have tried a few times to get back into it since then, but lack of time due to one thing or another has prevented me for carrying on with the stuff I started. There’s quite a few notebooks in my bedroom filled with story ideas that have never fully materialised.

I’m hoping that it’s just a little bit of writers’ block that is hampering my latest efforts, but after getting half a paragraph down I fear I will end up ripping it up and starting again with another subject.  I probably won’t make a lot of money from it, but it’ll be good experience for me, I suppose.

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One thought on “Becoming a Wikinutter.

  1. I have the ‘easily distracted’ problem. I have to unplug everything, sit down and force myself to concentrate. I set myself a time limit though, so if I get restless, I can tell myself ‘ten more minutes of writing, then I can get back to the TV’. On the other hand, I write short stories, so they don’t take that long to write.

    Michelle

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