Editing or writing? Time to make a choice.

This morning, I got what could be considered bad news. That is, I didn’t land a new job. Needless to say, I was a bit bummed, more because of the loss of the change of life the job would have initiated than the job itself, but, the news left me thinking. Actually, not the news, but the reasoning behind it.

The team I would have worked with thought I was more interested in writing than in editing.

(Quick background: I currently edit in my day job and write as and when I can.)

I had one immediate thought after hearing this, one filled with hesitant pauses, colorful swears and confused questions. Mostly, I simply wanted to disagree. Because I love the balance my life currently brings, where I can write my own personal pieces and focus on editing others’ concepts to give me some kind of balance and hone my skills.


After declaring I will most assuredly have a glass of whiskey tonight, I started to focus more and more on that feedback. What if they were right? What if I truly am more interested in writing than editing? Could they be right? It’s possible, isn’t it?

I mean, isn’t that what I’m trying to do here?

I think they’re right.

It’s obvious they’re right.

Well, shit.

What do I do now?

I guess the answer is pretty obvious.

I write.