I received an e-mail today from a small, weekly publication from the town nearby - Philipsburg - in which the editor/publisher asked if I might be interested in writing a monthly column for this paper.
Here's the details: It would be about things that "catch my eye" in and around this part of the community, about 300-700 words, occasionally could even have a photo with it if it's pertinent to that particular column, mainly something that is just "everyday life" type of stuff. No compensation as it is a very small publication.
Now, here's my question to you, the readers of my drivel on my blog. Do you think I can do this?
Remember now, I didn't ask if you think I SHOULD do this, but rather, do you think I CAN do this? Keeping in mind the word limitation being put on it, CAN I trim my verbage down that close to the bone?
I didn't ask my daughter if she thinks I CAN do this. I asked her "Do you think I should?"
Her response was a solid "Oh, YES!" Till I pointed out the word count again to her. She thinks I can handle at least under 700 words. I'm thinking 1,700 might be closer to what I need! LOL
So now, all of you think this over and give me your thoughts about this "deal."
I also have to come up with a name for the column so suggestions there would very much be appreciated too. Another sticky point is that he says they would need a head shot to put in with the column's name and that might be as difficult to come up with as would be keeping the word count that low!
In the meantime, I'm going to put the old thinking cap on (and boy, is it ever old, raggy, rusty) and try to think of potential topics I could write about that wouldn't get me run out of down on a rail. (Lucky for me, we no longer have trains running through this neck of the woods!)