So I posted last week that I am now the official Grand Rapids Christian Fiction Examiner. And so far, I'm loving it! Although, I have only heard from one of you so far (thanks Nicole!) about your interest and willingness to be featured on this site. Hey, exposure is a good thing! Unless it's indecent, of course.
Anyway, I have posted a few articles on my page since I started, but yesterday I was browsing the Examiner positions still available under "Grand Rapids". I don't know if I missed it the first time or if it was just added, but I saw "Grand Rapids Writing Examiner."
I got to thinking and wondered if I should also apply for that one. Not only do I love to write, but I love writing about writing. And I do have experience in all kinds of different writing arenas, such as greeting cards, articles, web content, freelancing, short stories, and full-length manuscripts. So I'm sure I could come up with plenty of material.
I sent an email to my Examiner.com channel manager and she said that in order to be considered for an additional topic, I needed to post 4 times per week for 60 days. Hey, I can understand that, but if I wait that long, the Writing Examiner will likely be snatched up by then. She did suggest that if I am more passionate about writing, I could always change my title.
So now I'm torn. I love Christian fiction and have been truly enjoying coming up with the material so far. But I also love writing and think I'd have a lot to add there, too. What to do? What to do?
I did ask the channel manager if it would be possible to change my title to something like Grand Rapids Christian Reader and Writer Examiner so I can include both types of articles in my content. I haven't heard back yet but am thinking they'll probably decide the two topics need to be kept separate.
So...that brings me back to: what to do?
If you know me at all, you know that making decisions does NOT come easy to me. Choosing between two gifts to buy for my mom's birthday is torture, for pete's sake. A decision like THIS? Well, let's just say I could really use some help.
If you have any thoughts, opinions, advice, or a word from the Lord, feel free to pass it on.
Hopefully, the answer will become clear by later today so I can move forward with focus.