Writing through the distraction oh hey what’s on YouTube?

I wrote an article today. 580 words in 62 minutes, or $8.12/hour. It’s the first one I’ve written and submitted in almost 3 weeks. I’ve been sick, and distracted, and working my two day jobs, and worrying about whether I can afford to keep living in this apartment and in this neighborhood, and wondering about the future, and generally thinking about anything but writing.

But today, tonight, I made myself choose a topic on Textbroker, and did a little research, and outlined a few ideas, and then fleshed it all out, and submitted it. It’s not a lot of money, and it wasn’t a topic that’s going to set the world on fire, but it’s writing, and being paid for writing, and that’s what I think I want to do with my life.