It’s Like Asking A Teddy Bear To Be Mean…

How’s it going? My week’s been restful so far (I know it’s only Tuesday, but I think it’s good to look on the bright side–something I need to practice more).

Anyway, let’s get to it.

If you’re wondering what that title’s about, it’s about me.

Last post, I mentioned having a chat with my boss over the phone about some projects.

We were discussing something that had accidentally gotten out of hand with one of them. One thing led to another, and we started talking about needing to be firm with people.

She told me that that was important as the book process moves closer and closer to being done.

“But that’s like asking a teddy bear to be mean,” I told her.

She laughed, and said if I ever needed her to step in, that I shouldn’t hesitate to say so (I can’t remember if my comment came after she mentioned being tough or not).

It’s not that I let people run me over or what-have-ya–maybe I do, and have. Sometimes, it’s more difficult to determine whether or not I’m being run over or if I need to lay down the lawer (and I’ve slipped into making up stuff…)

My point is, sometimes I’ve ended up getting run over because I didn’t know I was getting run over (if that makes any sense).

You fiction writers out there can use me as a character–or this trait of my personality for a story (or ten), if you want to.

As copywriters, people are very important to any promo piece (emails, sales letters, and what-have-ya), and there are certainly folks who fear being taken advantage of, or looked at as being mean.

I can say for myself, I always try to behave in a way that if someone wants to walk out of my life, they have to do it on their own. Leaving or staying will always be their decision. I do my best to be kind and respectful either way.

I want allies and coworkers, not enemies and saboteurs. Watching my own back is such a pain–I can’t see where I’m walking or headed goal-wise if my head is turned around.

And if you’re a marketer, feel free to use this as part of your biz box too–how you run things (and you writers–or any types of freelance folks).

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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