Thursday, July 17, 2008

PAID Author in the House

About a week ago the wife of Jamin's boss gave him the phone number of the editor of the local paper. She is big time into civic events and knows everyone. She told him not to tell Tim O - the boss - that she'd given him the number but she knew he was serious about writing. LOL Jamin called the editor and the editor passed his name to the city editor.

Jamin interviewed today and will be writing on community and church events. He'll have a blurb in the paper tomorrow and then an article on Sunday. He pitched the idea of covering the CAP rocketry event on Saturday. (Um.... JARED is organizing that. ::snort::) They'll pay him $35 a story at this point. They told him that would go up as his work needs less editing. He plans to juggle his SR year, college courses from Taylor University (great writing program), Chick Fil A, and this new job. Yes, he's the one that wanted to do 28 credits last year. BUT we've all learned to sit back and see how it goes....we can flex.

I told Jamin to wait until I got inside so I could take a photo of him telling Mike the news.

PAID author





Jamin writes his first PAID blurb for the newspaper as others "hover".


We're proud of Jamin. I'm thrilled and amused at how it all worked out for him. The boys REALLY didn't want to do fast food when they began to look for work. We counseled them that a first job would teach them valuable skills (beyond grilling chicken) and that they'd be able to use the recommendation for future opportunities. Josiah confirmed he's a business owner at heart....Jamin was given a lead through a relationship built over a year that turned into a concrete writing lead.

Motto of the story: Don't thumb your nose at a Chick Fil A job! ::snort:: No, seriously...God knows our hearts and directs our paths.

©2008 D.R.G.


Debbie said...

Very cool! Congratulations, Jamin! I love seeing how God is placing the right people where they need to be.

Anonymous said...

Jamin: Congrats and way to go! PTL and it is going to be fun keeping up with all your writing experiences.

l/p Your 2 G's

Stephanie said...

What a great day in your house! This is a fabulous example of just resting in that God will take you where you need to go. How cool to hear! I always say that it's more fun to see where God is taking you when you don't know that you're being taken anywhere! ;)

Jen's Whimsical Life said...

That is so great! I'm beaming for him:) Also, praying for your family in the loss of your Aunt.


Jen's Whimsical Life said...

That is so great! I'm beaming for him:) Also, praying for your family in the loss of your Aunt.


Jen's Whimsical Life said...

That is so great! I'm beaming for him:) Also, praying for your family in the loss of your Aunt.


KarenW said...

What an awesome opportunity! Congratulations to your son.

jennifer said...

Congratulations to Jamin! What an awesome opportunity... it is so fun to watch God work in our childrens' lives! The pictures of fantastic!

Renee said...

How exciting to be paid for doing something you love and at such a young age.... woohoo.
Are you counting Jamin's college courses toward his high school credits? You should - it's done all the time even in public schools. MJ is taking both Calculus and Chemistry at the CC; it's earning her college credits but also going on her high school transcript

Anonymous said...

congrats to your son!

my prayers are with y'all in the loss of your aunt....and heaven's gain.

loved hearing about central region's LW - see you in november!

Anonymous said...

oh, and my high school job was at CFA, too -- ya gotta start somewhere!

momma24 said...

That is fantastic!! Congratulations and don't forget us little people! :)

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

It IS cool to watch God lead step by step.

Yes, Renee, dual credit.

Mel - HOOT CFA! LOL YES - November. LOL

Jodi said...

Congrats Jamin, how cool to see his dream of writing to progress to reality of a paid job!

Cynthia said...

AWESOME! That's so exciting!