What I’m up to as a writer (besides 5’8″)

Actually, I’m probably around 5’7.5″. I was measured as short as 5’6.75″ in the Army and as tall as 5’9″. The last time I was the doctor’s office they measured me at 5’8″.

To quote that great dimunitive major league baseball player John Cangelosi, “It sounds taller”.

When I was a lad, John Cangelosi reminded me of the dimunitive British pop star Leo Sayer. (Don’t ask).

Back to the ranch…

Saturday, I will meet with at least one potential freelance writing client. It would be a quid-pro-quo instead of a financial agreement, which would still work well. Once I have more details I will share them with you.

I plan to resume work soon on my novel Randy and Rhonda. These days, it seems far more autobiographical than ever. Sorry, but I would rather not share details yet of what it’s about. I think I have a great idea and would like to keep it classified for the moment. I did, though, send the first few chapters to a college friend.

Richard Zowie is a professional writer. Post comments here or e-mail them to richardzowie@gmail.com.

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Working for an old client again

Besides working at the newspaper 30 hours a week and about 24 hours a week at the gas station, I now am working on an assignment from a freelance client who pays well (or in today’s market, a fair living wage). This assignment was a miracle: I thought it had been on indefinite hiatus due to budget cutbacks. It returned right at a time when our van needs repairs done sooner rather than later. (One repair is already done and we’re hoping to get perhaps four other urgently-needed ones).

Yes, I’m kept busy and have to be quick about blogging and journaling and throwing out lines for more clients and putting on hiatus non-paying clients, but it’s a blessing to be able to earn extra income.

Richard Zowie is a writer whose first love is fiction. Post comments here or e-mail him at richardzowie@gmail.com.