The article is about 400 words. I get paid $50. They’ll include bi-line and links to my blogs and website. I like that--not bad for just sitting around sipping coffee.
Writing something different seems like a cop out because the "job" (ie: the novel, the posts, the articles etc.) aren't getting done but a shift can perhaps provide the break you need.
Gone are the days when I think—meh, don’t worry, I’ll remember. Grrr… I never do. So lesson learned. Either write it down or record it or it will be lost.