Positive Redundancy #31 newspaper article


Okay, so sometimes I have to search with a torchlight and a magnifying glass to find the elusive positive in redundancy.  Well not today!  I am busy writing today, as always, but today, I am writing a 1400 word article for an Irish National Newspaper!!!

I know that was excessive use of the old exclamation mark – but if ever there was a justification for three of them – it is now.

I emailed a guy I am following on twitter, about who best to approach in his newspaper, and guess what, he mailed me back with the editor’s contact details.

That was on 5th August.  Since then I have been procrastinating.  what if she told me to get a real job, and stop playing at being a writer, because you are atrocious!

So last night, after watching a programme on 9/11 I just thought, life is too short.  Worst she can say is no.  So I didn’t write an article, but I pitched an idea of one.  I wrote a funny, witty email and attached some excerpts from my blog.

AND SHE WROTE BACK TODAY SAYING

1200 to 1400 words and a high-resolution image of you please

So – lets focus on this HUGE positive.  Listen, I may not get published, some far more interesting story could come along in the meantime – but today, right now, she said she wants my article and I will smile all day long at this huge positive of being redundant.

I talked about writing all my life, and got up the next day and put on a suit.  Now redundancy has given me the opportunity through my MA in writing at University of Falmouth.  My course pushed me to start a blog when I had to google to find out what a blog was!

Now I have been interviewed on radio and am submitting an article to a national newspaper!  Corporate Sales – who needs it!

About joanniemitchell

An enforced lady of leisure. A Lady who cant afford to lunch! I was in Corporate Sales for Global Entertainment Company until 17th January when I had the phone call - 'Meet me in the office with HR'. Now am pursuing my Masters in Professional Writing and looking on the upside after Redundancy.
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1 Response to Positive Redundancy #31 newspaper article

  1. Well done Joannie im so proud of you

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