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Freelance writing: Andy Warhol

I wrote for a local magazine in 2014. It was a paid gig. With things getting busy I moved on to other aspects of my business. This year I decided to try again to write for local magazines in the county.

A popular one responded and was open to me being a contributing writer if it worked out that is. My test would be my first article to them. I was to do an article on Andy Warhol.

I had heard of him but knew very little. As I contacted the key-note speaker and the person in charge of the exhibit I was educated on why Warhol was so well know. The advancements he made for himself and artists that follow him was incredible.

The article won’t come out until next month, if it does, but it has to be approved first by the editor.

When I first read my assignment I did internally freak out. But as I dove into the history I was fascinated by what I was finding. It also reminded me about the joy I had as a freelance writer in 2014 and I am glad I am revisiting it once more this year.

There is so much more to writing than books and short stories. Expanding one’s view can be rewarding and just down right fun.

As an author do you have a resume?

As a writer do you think of resumes? I know I didn’t. And that was my way of thinking until I checked into submitting to local magazines in our area. The first thing out of their mouth was send us your resume. It has been years, and I mean years, since I have had to write one for myself. The time frame was when I graduated college.

The first thing I did was make a list and dates of what I had accomplished as an author. This is where having a social platform came in handle. I just had to go to the archives of my sites and see about the time certain events had occurred.

Besides having books out, short stories in anthology and stand alone stories I had more. I won a grant from our county art council, I gave a seminar at a conference on social media and I have written for a local magazine.

When I did the write up it looked better than I first anticipated. I will include my degrees for I worked too hard for them as well as the price obtaining the diplomas.

I have not found the right template yet to use. That is proving elusive to me. But my attitude to when I first was asked to produced one to now as I write it up has changed.

Even if you don’t need one right now it might be a good idea to start for the just in case moments. But not only that it is a good way to show off what you have accomplished in a professional way.

Time why you punish me?

 

This is one of my favorite songs.

The years keep going faster it seems as time goes on. This has been something I been saying for a few years now. Well, one day I mentioned it to my mom and she said this. When you are younger you have so much time ahead of you. You are young and not thinking of time. You are thinking of school, marriage, work and friends But as you get older you have more years behind you than in front of you and that is when you notice that time is going by faster than ever before.

When she said this it just clicked. It made perfect sense once I heard it explained that way. And that is what it is. As we get older we pay more attention than ever before. As I round another decade a few years ago it seems the years are speeding.

We need to make good use of our time regardless of our age. And in the grand scheme of things we are really not on this planet a long time. When you think of the trees, land and various architecture around the world we are just a small drop in a big ocean. What we do during that span is up to us.

As we wait for Christmas and what it means to us and the New Year may it be a great season for you all. I’ll be back next year.

The lyrics:

Time why you punish me
Like a wave bashing into the shore
You wash away my dreams

Time why you walk away
Like a friend with somewhere to go
You left me crying

Can you teach me ’bout tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow running free
‘Cause tomorrow’s just another day
And I don’t believe in time

Time I don’t understand
Children killing in the street
Dying for the color of red

Time there red and blue
Wash them in the ocean, make them clean
Maybe their mother won’t cry tonight

Can you teach me about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow running free
But tomorrow’s just another day
And I don’t believe in

Time is wasting time is walking
You ain’t no friend of mine
I don’t know where I’m goin’
I think I’m out of my mind
Thinking about time
And if I die tomorrow
Just lay…

Time is wasting time is walking
You ain’t no friend of mine
I don’t know where I’m goin’
I think I’m out of my mind
Thinking about time

Time you left me standing there
Like a tree growing all alone
The wind just stripped me bare
Stripped me bare

Time the past has come and gone
The future’s far away
And now only lasts for one second, one second

Can you teach me ’bout tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow, running free
‘Cause tomorrow’s just another day
And I don’t believe in time

You ain’t no friend of mine
I don’t know where I’m goin’
I think I’m out of my mind

Walking, wasting
You ain’t no friend of mine
And I don’t know where I’m goin’
No don’t know

Time without courage
And time without fear
Is just wasted, wasted
Wasted time

Time why you punish me

Songwriters: Mark Bryan / Dean Felber / Darius Rucker / Jim Sonefeld

Time lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group