My Dream Writing Job

I’ve been thinking that there are a few writing jobs that would make me happy. These jobs are writing for a magazine, blogging full-time, being an author or a journalist. And with a year left, till I have my bachelor’s degree in digital journalism, it’s hard to decide what to do.

My head says to go and try to be a journalist. I don’t think it’d be that bad of a job and probably would stay busy from what I understand about it so far. But, covering anything political or government oriented, that would be so stressful because I flat out don’t get it and really don’t care.

So magazine writing doesn’t seem too bad of a job. I mean the thought of writing for this seems impressive. Probably because I just think that I’ll be able to interview really cool people and write about it. However,  I’m probably kidding myself.

Blogging full-time…. yeah that be awesome, but this blog would have to take off so much for it to become a job. Like I just guess I’d have to make at least 2-3k a month to even sustain myself independently. And even then it’d proly be hard.

An author would be interesting. I’d have to write a book of course and hope that it becomes popular and people buy it. That’s a pretty big dream like blogging full-time, but maybe both would happen around the same time? Have a famous book, blog grows or a popular blog and have a book I write take off.

Either way, my life is sure going to change in about a year. I’m nervous but excited as well. Hopefully, I’ll end up doing something that I like as a job. Be finally done with college, least for now anyway.

 

Writing About Today 4/22/17

Today, my life seems hectic. I was going to go to the zoo with my girlfriend this weekend but had to say no because of college homework. Seems stupid, I had to decline. I wish there was less homework in school and more spare time.

I hate the thought of having a boss one day when I start a job. I’m not sure what my problem with that has always been but maybe I just want to make my own hours and do work that I’m passionate about and can succeed in. Is that wrong? If there is a job out there that needs a writer who can never stop thinking, I think I’d fit there nicely.

My brain hardly turns off, but my body does.  I’m not sure how many nights, I’ve been trying to write a blog post before bed. Every time, it fails and I’ll delete something I’ve written thinking why should I publish it? The reason for that is because I don’t like what has been put in the post by myself.

I overthink constantly when it comes to writing. I never thought I’d be trying to make a career out of typing things up. Not blogging but as a digital journalism major. I see myself writing for something, maybe that’s a newspaper or magazine in the future. Honestly, the end goal in time would be to write for me. Whether that is blogging, freelancing, book writing or whatever, I hope I get there someday.

I want to write a book

One thing that has been on mind lately is that I want to write a book. I’m stuck in between non-fiction and fiction. Perhaps, the best thing to do is just write something and then worry about it after.

Self-doubt fills my head with writing. It happens with college assignments and will probably carry over with a book. Where do you even start with an idea for a book? That is something I wish I knew.

Writing is enjoyable. But at times, It’s frustrating. So many thoughts enter my head just for me to brush them off. I don’t know what the hell I’m doing, even with life. When I started pursuing a bachelor’s degree in digital journalism, I didn’t know if I was going to like it at all. Fast forward a year, and I think it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.

Nevertheless, I’m not a great writer. I don’t even know when I’ll get to that point. To me, a great writer is one that can write without overthinking and would look at me and think he’s not there. They would probably say, hey I’ve been there, and you’re not ready to be at this level yet. That’s all speculation, but it’s one I believe is true.

If I could write a book that talked about all this self-doubt I have with writing, wouldn’t that be great? Perhaps a book on a writer who struggles to write? Something tells me that’s been done before too. I want to write a book, but I’m still trying to figure out the start of the idea and maybe, that’s the hardest part for me. A student studying digital journalism who struggles with ideas, that’s me.

Dear Writer

Dear Writer,

I write because I enjoy it. Are you the same way? I think it takes a lot of effort to put together a sentence, a paragraph, a blog post, an article and an essay. Do you spend a lot of time writing? I know this blog I started called brycejungquist.wordpress.com, was made because I had a blog before but got sick of writing the same thing. Now, I’ll write whatever comes to mind, but I still try to stay towards the general topics people seem to like. Perhaps, that’s a bad thing in some aspects, but people read what they want too. Have you ever stopped writing? I know at times I get annoyed by it. I’ll try to think of something to talk about and end of erasing most of everything that I’ve put down. I’ve said this in the blog I write, but I’m a huge perfectionist. I just want to write something that people will enjoy, is that a bad thing? Also, I think blogging is kind of cool too. It’s a fun time to be able to write about things that you like, and I encourage you to start one if you haven’t yet. I think it would be really cool to write a book one day, just not to sure what I’d write one about. Perhaps, a fiction piece? Or about a certain aspect of my life, like my relationship with my girlfriend? Anyway, thanks for reading this letter. I hoping you’re having a good day/night wherever you are and that you continue to keep writing.

Sincerely,

Bryce