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The “Intended Effort” Phenomenon

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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