Do what you love to do!

I have been picking up a few more clients for my writing business recently and having a blast doing it. The fun in writing for different blogs and companies is the sheer variety that comes with the job. Automotive, trending news, entertainment and even health and wellness. I learn something new everyday and still get to write at the same time. It doesn’t get much better than that does it? I originally went back to school at such a late age, (early forties), to build my skills for a profession I could enjoy and feel satisfied doing. Who knew it would work out that way?

So for those of you thinking of going back to school, or are in the process of schooling, or just thinking of getting a new career, find something you love to do. We all have those things we enjoy doing, hobbies and such. Most of which have marketable possibilities. Find what yours is and work towards that. It is hard and takes patience and perseverance, boy howdy does it! You will find that it was worth it. I still have a ways to go but I can see it coming and it brings a wonderful excited feeling of satisfaction. At forty eight years old I have never felt that from a job before. Pretty cool.

Some people say it is too much of a risk to just go off on a lark like that. My answer to that I would rather risk than regret not trying. We all gather regrets in our lives, it is unavoidable, being human and all. I was determined that not trying my best at what I love to do would not be a regret of mine.

Anyone else trying, or not trying?




Playing hard and that means writing

Just a little update on what I have been up to. I have been continuing my advancement as a content writer for websites and my own blog. I also have been helping my lovely lady Kathy with her massage business and Kathy C. LMT is taking off like a rocket. I have begun a new phase in my career however that I am exited about. It was Kathy who pointed out that my ultimate dream is to be a full-time author and since that is the case, I should be working towards that too. I took her advice and I am.

I was reminded of a quote from Ray Bradbury that goes something like this, “write a short story a week for a year, it is almost statistically impossible to fail 52 times in a row.” Since I can fit it in to my day I will be writing a story a week and submitting each one at the end of the week to a different publication. My first one went out yesterday and it felt wonderful. It is a little horror story called Monster. It is my take on monsters under the bed.

You see, I love to write and for me it is not really work. It can be hard, and the research part is work, but the writing is playing with words and I can always have more of that. My main genre is fantasy, both horror and the mystical so I will be researching any and all online Journals and magazines that accept submissions. I also have some posted here under the tab writing with wolves writes, if you are curious. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.




Zombie Apocalypse Home Defense System problems.

In my first writing class in college we were asked to write a letter of complaint to a fictional company, and that companies response to said complaint. We were told to be imaginative and have fun. So I did.

Harry Cooper                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3232 S.E. Forbidden Lane Evans City, WI 20345

August 31, 2009

George Romero Home Defense Systems                                                                                                                                                       666 Cemetery Lane Washington D.C. MD, 20001

Dear Mr. Romero:

I purchased your Home Defense System for the coming Zombie Apocalypse. I spent two days installing the system per directions that came with the equipment. I went over the safety instructions with my wife and children and they understood the directions completely. We felt we had prepared sufficiently for the coming apocalypse.

I am not at all satisfied with my purchase. The evening after installation my mother in law showed up for a visit. Completely by accident she set off the duel spring loaded axes at the front door, decapitating herself. The resulting panic and fright to my family was most distressing.

I am writing this letter to request a full refund for the faulty defense system. I would also like to receive compensation for the funeral cost, my divorce and child custody lawyer’s fees.

Respectfully yours,

Harry Cooper

George Romero Home Defense Systems                                                                                                                                                       666 Cemetery Road                                                                                                                                                                                                     Washington D.C. MD, 20001



Sept. 9, 2009


Harry Cooper                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3232 S.E. Forbidden Lane                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Evans City, WI 20345

Dear Mr. Cooper:

It was with great dismay that we read of the unfortunate accident that ended with the death of your mother in law. We here at G.R. Home Defense Systems feel we are not responsible for either the funeral costs, nor those incurred during you court cases. According to your letter dated August 31, 2009, you did not inform your mother in law of the safety issues surrounding our defense systems. You stated you informed you wife and children, but did not make mention of your wife’s mother.

As to the refund on the system, I am afraid we must deny that claim as well. It is clearly stated in the contract you signed: section 8, paragraph 5, following the one on the fragmentation landmines, “Installation of the Home Defense System for the coming Zombie Apocalypse, prior to the beginning of the apocalypse, could cause accidental damage due to the sensitive nature of the system.” Again we are sorry for the unfortunate incident and wish you luck on your court cases.

Sincerely yours,

George Romero, President                                                                                                                                                                                       GR/am