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The Truth Behind My Exciting News

December 20th, 2011 by Selise
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: 

We’d love to welcome you onboard to our editorial team as a contributing editor

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!

So if you’ve got a project you’d like to discuss, hit me up at loverssaintsandsailors (at) gmail (dot) com

And we can make sweet movie references together.

10 Responses

  1. Pia7 says:

    As such a brilliat writer.. someone will take up your offer/suggestion/subtle hint, offer you work and expose your talents to the world! I just wish I could.. Good Luck! xox

  2. yiqin; says:

    im sure you will have better projs coming up πŸ™‚

  3. S says:

    Well, good luck for all your project, dear!
    I'm sure you'll do it great!

  4. Elle Sees says:

    That sucks, but it is always, always, for a reason.

  5. Ebony says:

    AW YAYYYYY! Paid work πŸ™‚ So they paid you even though it's not live? I can't wait to read it when it does. I wanna start writing about random things. Heck, I'm going to. When I get time. time time time. This isn't about me.

    You. You Rock. And I'd hire you in a heartbeat. Based of boots and hair alone πŸ˜€

  6. Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph says:

    Awww I'm so sorry that the site hasn't gone live, but I really hope that it goes up eventually. And yay for Breakfast Club references.

  7. hautepinkpretty.com says:

    Keep us updated if it does end up launching! It's still very exciting nonetheless πŸ™‚ keep your chin up! Xox

  8. Phoebunny says:

    so sorry to hear that. I'm someone who is trying to be a writer in the future too so i guess i can sorta understand what you are feeling. Chin up and good luck btw! <3

  9. Lynika says:

    Hey that's awesome news. Am glad you got to write about something you love! Wow they were lucky to get you on board, trust you to be able to juggle your full time writing job, your freelance clients AND this editorial gig! Not to mention keep up with your blog posts! You put the Awe in awesome! Xxxx

  10. Flow Disruption says:

    This sounds so awesome! I really hope it ends up going live! If not, you definitely have the talent to get hired for another awesome job. I always admire your photos/style and crack up at your posts, simultaneously. πŸ™‚

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