Just a matter of hours after I submitted my application, I got an email back saying that I would be the perfect person for the job! After a few more emails, I set to work and wrote what I thought would be my first paid piece of writing ever.
A couple of days later, I received an email back saying that the owners of the blog decided not to start any bike-related sections and that they didn't really need me anymore.
What a disappointment! For a few precious moments I saw the glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel. I thought that finally I might be able to quit my part time job and just focus solely on writing and college.
I don't know when exactly I made this decision, but at some point I decided that I'm going to try to find enough freelance writing work to enable me to quit the part-time minimum-wage job that I only work to put a little money in my pockets. I think that our occupation should be so much more to us than a simple paycheck... it should be our passion! But for many of us (myself included, at the present time) that's just not the case.
But I think it is a worthy goal to strive for.
If you are interested in hiring me to do any sort of work pertaining to writing or proofreading/editing, please feel free to email me.