|As if I could!
This sits on my desk.
For those of you who’ve been following for a while. And for those who haven’t but who maybe dug through the archive. And, well, for anyone that’s reading right now…
…it’s time I came clean.
Back in August I posted about some super exciting news. I called the post, “Exciting News Everyone“ (Professor Farnsworth voice intended), and talked about learning to drive, our upcoming trip to America and a third, mystery exciting thing that I promised I’d reveal in the next week or so.
Only, for reasons beyond my control, I never revealed it.
Here’s what happened:
Back in the beginning of August I was offered a position as Contributing Editor for a shopping/style/fashion site.
I was sitting at the train station waiting to head into the City when I checked my emails on my phone. There on that little screen I read, and re-read the words:
I called my Mum. I called my Husband. I cried a little.
The new platform was to be launched in August. I’d be paid to write 2 articles a month. This. Was. AWESOME!
I couldn’t wait to share it all with you guys. So in the lead up to the launch date I dropped some hints but then…the site didn’t launch when it was originally scheduled to.
And then it didn’t launch the next month. Or the next. Or the next. Or even now.
Before we go any further I want to make something clear. I thoroughly enjoyed working with these guys. We have a fantastic relationship and the site not going live must have been 100 times more excruciating for them than it was for me. Ultimately, it was beyond even their control. I got paid for the work I did and should the opportunity arise, I’d write for them again in a second.
The reason I’m writing about this all is, well actually there are 2 reasons:
One – I felt like a complete schmuck for being all, “Something super exciting is happening! Stay tuned! For reals it’s awesome! Yay! I’ll tell you in a sec…” And then not being able to deliver. I was going off the timeline given when I signed the contract. And I promise, when the site does eventually go live, I’ll share it. I’ll shout it from the proverbial rooftop.
And number 2 – You should totally hire me! What I mean by that is: I’m a copywriter. My day job is writing copy for a huge variety of clients across a pretty limitless number of industries. And the thing is, writing about something as close to my heart as style and clothes and personal expression and The Breakfast Club (oh yeah baby, I wrote about it) was just…well it was straight up swell. And I want to do more of it!