The “Intended Effort” Phenomenon

One of the aims of this blog, beyond writing about what I love, is to market my writing business.

Now, what I’m about to tell you has happened before, and it’s happening again right now. I find it so interesting.

The minute I decided to start this blog — but before I’d actually done anything about it — my phone started ringing, much more than usual, with offers of work. 

My phone does regularly ring (or, perhaps more accurately, the email “bings”). I do have steady work. 

But it’s almost funny to me how everytime I intend to ramp it up a bit, but haven’t yet, the heavens open and the work falls on my head in amazing amounts. I can’t explain the timing, except as some sort of “intended effort karma.” Which I just made up. I think.

For instance, this time it began the day I started working on this new blog, but before I posted anything. RING! BING! DING!

Now it’s been three or four days later and I’m still smiling to myself each time I answer the phone or open a new email to find someone offering me work.

(Which is not to discourage you from being in touch should you need a writer.)

It’s a phenomenon. Does anybody else recognize it? If it doesn’t already have a name, it should. What shall we call it?

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