Writer in a Suit

businessman in black suit hiding face behind sign ghost writer

 

Monday October 3rd 2016 08:00:00 am;

Yayyy! It’s a public holiday, time to finally write this piece…okay after this movie.

Tuesday October 4th 2016 10:00:00 pm;

Long day at work but I absolutely have to write this…okay I’m burnt out, sigh I’ll do this tomorrow, I promise.

Wednesday October 5th 2016 11:47:12pm.

This is it!

Okay so this is not a diary, it’s a peek into who I really am, how I am as a writer, my process. So writer in a suit probably paints the picture of someone who is a writer and has made it so big, he has several business meetings, luncheons and conferences to attend that he has to be in a suit all the time. Well to the contrary, writing does not pay my bills, banking does and this is why I am a writer in a suit!

If you work in a bank you could probably write this piece, timelines, targets, deliverables, meeting after meeting, KRIs, QBRs, credit reviews, internal audits, CBN examiners, ICU queries, just take your pick and run with it. Basically you barely have enough time to breathe, eat, shower, sleep and God forbid, engage in amorous ventures. As you finish one meeting, meet one target, achieve one deliverable, I’m sure you already get the gist, you’re thinking of how to deliver on the outcomes of these endeavors and so on and so forth. Vicious cycle. So how the hell are you supposed to write? Right? I have to point out at this point that I am using ‘writing’ in a very loose sense, so loose that you could be using a hammer, a sewing machine, a cannon camera, a smart phone or even a frying pan to do it. No I have not lost it, I am not drunk and I am not delirious; writing is my thing, actual writing, composition, fiction, inspirational write ups, funny write ups, opinions even erotica, now think about it, what’s your thing? That’s your ‘writing’.

Now before we go on, I don’t mean your other source of income, if its paying already, you have enough inspiration and you may stop reading at this point. If you decide to continue reading, if you had to keep reading, we are in the same boat. So question is “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” it’s in quotes, because it’s not my line, I would credit the owner but I don’t think he or she was named where I saw it, can’t even remember where I read it.

I have to state that I am very good at what I do; no not writing, well that too but banking, my 9 to 5, it’s not just something that pays the bills, I love it, I’m passionate about it, I’ll do it again if I could start afresh but I also love writing, so why can’t they get along? I have to find a way to make it work, you have to as well, you know why? Banking can leave you, whatever your ‘banking’ is, now I am using banking in a very lose sense just like I did writing earlier, so I am sure you get the gist. So I was saying, banking can leave you, unless of course you own the bank. Come to think of it, even if you own it, it CAN leave you, we’ve seen this happen all too often, that’s why there is AMCON right? But your writing won’t leave you, it’s you, it’s yours, build it, grow it.

I know, I know, I knoooooowwwwww, there is no time to do this, you have to give everything you have to what pays the bills; banking, you are too tired after doing your real job, I am too. Guess why I am the best person to encourage you? Because we are on the same page, I have never been paid to write, my audience is very small but I keep at it, because I love how it lights up that one reader, connects with that one reader, inspires that one reader and makes me feel like I have accomplished something real good, and built something all on my own, something that belongs to me and no one else. Oh yes I want to get paid for it, who doesn’t but this is what I get for now and the satisfaction is immense. Now imagine if it put so much money in my pocket that I don’t have to do anything else. Well there is only one way to find out if this will happen and that is to keep writing. If it doesn’t…well what do I have to lose? What do we have to lose? Nothing right? Absolutely nothing! So let’s keep on writing.

It’s in us!

About the Writer:

Majeed Salako is a graduate of the University of Ilorin, a writer, a lawyer, a banker with over eight years banking experience in risk management.

He writes fiction, opinions as well inspirational articles. His work can be found on his blog; majeedsalako.blogspot.com

 

 

One comment on Writer in a Suit

  1. Grace Omolara Okafor says:

    Very well put together Bro, it resonates loudly. Thanks

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Writer in a Suit

businessman in black suit hiding face behind sign ghost writer

 

Monday October 3rd 2016 08:00:00 am;

Yayyy! It’s a public holiday, time to finally write this piece…okay after this movie.

Tuesday October 4th 2016 10:00:00 pm;

Long day at work but I absolutely have to write this…okay I’m burnt out, sigh I’ll do this tomorrow, I promise.

Wednesday October 5th 2016 11:47:12pm.

This is it!

Okay so this is not a diary, it’s a peek into who I really am, how I am as a writer, my process. So writer in a suit probably paints the picture of someone who is a writer and has made it so big, he has several business meetings, luncheons and conferences to attend that he has to be in a suit all the time. Well to the contrary, writing does not pay my bills, banking does and this is why I am a writer in a suit!

If you work in a bank you could probably write this piece, timelines, targets, deliverables, meeting after meeting, KRIs, QBRs, credit reviews, internal audits, CBN examiners, ICU queries, just take your pick and run with it. Basically you barely have enough time to breathe, eat, shower, sleep and God forbid, engage in amorous ventures. As you finish one meeting, meet one target, achieve one deliverable, I’m sure you already get the gist, you’re thinking of how to deliver on the outcomes of these endeavors and so on and so forth. Vicious cycle. So how the hell are you supposed to write? Right? I have to point out at this point that I am using ‘writing’ in a very loose sense, so loose that you could be using a hammer, a sewing machine, a cannon camera, a smart phone or even a frying pan to do it. No I have not lost it, I am not drunk and I am not delirious; writing is my thing, actual writing, composition, fiction, inspirational write ups, funny write ups, opinions even erotica, now think about it, what’s your thing? That’s your ‘writing’.

Now before we go on, I don’t mean your other source of income, if its paying already, you have enough inspiration and you may stop reading at this point. If you decide to continue reading, if you had to keep reading, we are in the same boat. So question is “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” it’s in quotes, because it’s not my line, I would credit the owner but I don’t think he or she was named where I saw it, can’t even remember where I read it.

I have to state that I am very good at what I do; no not writing, well that too but banking, my 9 to 5, it’s not just something that pays the bills, I love it, I’m passionate about it, I’ll do it again if I could start afresh but I also love writing, so why can’t they get along? I have to find a way to make it work, you have to as well, you know why? Banking can leave you, whatever your ‘banking’ is, now I am using banking in a very lose sense just like I did writing earlier, so I am sure you get the gist. So I was saying, banking can leave you, unless of course you own the bank. Come to think of it, even if you own it, it CAN leave you, we’ve seen this happen all too often, that’s why there is AMCON right? But your writing won’t leave you, it’s you, it’s yours, build it, grow it.

I know, I know, I knoooooowwwwww, there is no time to do this, you have to give everything you have to what pays the bills; banking, you are too tired after doing your real job, I am too. Guess why I am the best person to encourage you? Because we are on the same page, I have never been paid to write, my audience is very small but I keep at it, because I love how it lights up that one reader, connects with that one reader, inspires that one reader and makes me feel like I have accomplished something real good, and built something all on my own, something that belongs to me and no one else. Oh yes I want to get paid for it, who doesn’t but this is what I get for now and the satisfaction is immense. Now imagine if it put so much money in my pocket that I don’t have to do anything else. Well there is only one way to find out if this will happen and that is to keep writing. If it doesn’t…well what do I have to lose? What do we have to lose? Nothing right? Absolutely nothing! So let’s keep on writing.

It’s in us!

About the Writer:

Majeed Salako is a graduate of the University of Ilorin, a writer, a lawyer, a banker with over eight years banking experience in risk management.

He writes fiction, opinions as well inspirational articles. His work can be found on his blog; majeedsalako.blogspot.com

 

 

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