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.