Time To Ask For Help

Me: Harriet’s awfully serious this morning.

Nell: She’s worried about you.

Me: About me?

Nell: Yes. We had an extremely serious discussion at Morning Thoughts.

Me: About me?

Nell: Yes. And the cost of living.

Me: Oh dear.

Nell: We heard you talking to Alice and Chris yesterday on FaceTime so we know how worried they are about you.

Me: You weren’t supposed to hear that.

Nell: We need to find ways of earning you some money.

Me: I know we do.

Nell: You write a story every day and you’ve been doing it for four years now.

Me: I know I have.

Nell: Every single day. Come rain or shine or Covid you write.

Me: I love it and I love my audience.

Nell: Well, it’s time you asked your audience for help.

Me: I don’t want to do that.

Nell: They may want to help. They care about you too, you know.

Me: If I could just afford to keep writing, Nell. I would be so happy.

Nell: We need to find a way for people to support you if they want to. You have been doing this for such a long time with no financial help at all.

Me: People support me with their kind words.

Nell: I’m afraid kind words won’t pay the bills or keep us in biscuits.

Me: No. I know they won’t.

Nell: So just ask them if they have any ideas of ways in which you could start earning a little from your writing.

Me: Okay.

Nell: Give them a chance to help.

Me: I hate to talk about money.

Nell: They will understand. We are one big family. Don’t forget that.

Me: Yes.

Nell: And your family is worried about how you are going to cope.

Me: Yes. You’re right. Sorry.

2 thoughts on “Time To Ask For Help

  1. I would be delighted to pay a subscription fee. Nell’s calm good nature in the face of crisis has been a help as I navigate life since my husband died.

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