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Writing Gigs And Some Math

This week I was offered a writing job. It was supposed to be something steady and longterm, unlike the writing gigs that I do on Fiverr. The guy wanted me to write 20 articles per week, 500 words each. He asked, how much it'll cost him, even though I linked him to my other gigs. I guess, he thought that since he wants to buy these articles in bulk, it should cost him less. Right now I have an active comment writing gig where I write somewhere around 250 words worth of comments for $5. I figured that article writing is more work than commenting on blog posts and decided on the price of $10 per article. And I never heard back from that guy. I was probably out of his budget. I can only speculate, but I don't think it would be a stretch to assume that he wanted to pay $5 per article or something like that.
A quick google search told me that "most intermediate to advanced freelance writers charge between 10 cents and $1 per word". So that would be a minimum of $50 for a …
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You make me stare, want my attention
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You don't deserve my piece of mind
Yet you still grab it, though not kind.
My kindness well has dried out for you.
What's left is spite, annoyance, fumes
Of anger sometimes rise as well
As you keep poking at my good will.
Get out of my sight. Out of my mind.
You don't deserve not even a speck of my time.
How dare you want it, come and demand
To give you praise when you yourself are blind
To others' sorrows and celebrations.
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New Year's Resolutions 2018

I don't remember if I've ever blogged about my New Year's Resolutions so let's consider this my first time doing so. First of all, I'll talk about my writing resolutions because that's what this blog is all about. So here are my resolutions for the year 2018!
Submit my poetry and short fiction to literary magazines. I've only done this once and already got my first rejection. I have to admit, it feels quite refreshing. And I can finally consider myself a real writer. I'm not only talking about writing. I'm actually writing and trying to get my works published.
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