Don't Quit Your Day Job
All I can say is big mistake. I took a writing job, but unfortunately, the kind of writing I had to do was in someone else's voice. Which means I had to adapt my own style to fit their standards. And I have to admit, I struggled. Over and over again I'd write something that never saw the light of day. But when I'd submit my usual funny stuff, they'd post it and I'd get a great response.
Finally, after 4 months torturing myself trying to write about topics I could care less about, being frantic about having to interview people because I was on deadline and then, not seeing my work published, I was officially axed. And so, I have officially failed at my very first writing job. At first, I was bummed that I couldn't cut it, but then I realized, I like my voice. I like being funny and from here on out, I am not going to curb my style for anyone.
The great thing about pursuing your passion for writing is that it should never feel like a job. The moment writing became a job was the moment I started hating it. And so, now that I can write about anything that strikes my fancy, I am thrilled to get the chance to finally be myself again.