In submitting about 40 of my article Moms Making Money (no paid leads; I gave it away for free as a 5-parter to one publication so I could have a credit on my resume!), I stumbled upon a guy who publishes a magazine AND has a side biz he needed my help on. It involved a sales letter, some Web writing and a marketing manual. I was honest with him about my limited experience and how "sales letter" made my butt cheeks clench up, but told him I'd give it a shot and would come cheap.
Whaddya know? It worked out! With my husband's help, we wrote a sales letter he LOVED, a table of contents for the manual he loved, and now I'm working on the Web stuff.
So I told my son this morning, "I'm going to be a Bad Writer Mommy today working on the laptop because I have a deadline of one week. But tomorrow I will be a Good Mommy and will take you all to the fish hatchery and the dam and to be with your grandma and great aunt."
It all evens out, right?