What I’m Really Asking For When I Ask For More Time

moretimeDear Client,

 

I hope this note finds you well. I really hope you enjoyed the last article I sent you. I know it wasn’t as good as it could have been, but I didn’t have as much time as I wanted to work on it.

 

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what is content writing, and the double meaning of the word. I love producing great content for you and all of my clients, but sometimes it’s hard to feel content with my career. I’m constantly being pulled in all different directions. When I’m hard at work, my family thinks I’m just playing around on the computer. None of my friends take my freelancing business seriously. And yet, here I am, doing my best for the clients that have been loyal to me, and believe me, that loyalty means more than you know.

 

But real life keeps getting in the way of the work I’m trying to do for you. Right now, it’s nearly 2 AM, and I’m staying up super late to write this because I had to take my kids to baseball practice and they didn’t settle down until nearly midnight. Before that, I had to work late at my full-time job, and then I had to clean the house when I got home. And when I think about writing a great article for you in the midst of all this, it seems like an impossible task.

 

I know I’m supposed to be a professional, and it’s my job to make all of this work. But sometimes it’s really hard. And I know you probably roll your eyes when I ask for additional time on straightforward requests, and I can’t say I blame you if you do. But I hope you understand that it’s not a case of me being lazy. It’s a case of me having a million different obligations and not having enough time or energy for any of them.

 

I guess what I’m trying to say is, I’m sorry for not being the writer you deserve. In a perfect world, I’d have your orders back to you within hours of receiving them. But life keeps interfering with that vision. In the meantime, I may have to continue to ask you for additional time on some of your orders. It’s the only way I can give you anything close to my best effort. I hope you understand.

 

Thanks for always sticking with me. I hope the quality of the work I do for you makes up for those times when I can’t be perfect.

 

Sincerely,
Bryan B

 

bryan bBIO: Bryan B is a freelance writer who lives in Long Island, NY. He’s way too excited about fall weather and fantasy football.

 


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