Perchance: Making it as a Writer

Inspired by the advice of a well-wisher …


You haven’t got a chance!’ she declares.

‘Not a chance to make a living as a writer!

Even the best writers have another job!’


Still, I don’t listen and don’t want to hear.

Still, I take my chances.

Why can’t the other job? I think.


Why can’t my other job, be another writing job?


Taking my chances.

And chancing my luck, I fancy that I must make chances.

And, in this mode, in the mode of my own chances, I carry on writing.




Copyright owned by Jay Cool, April 2019


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Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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