Forgive me, but this is my very first post on my own site, and I’m just trying to figure out how to get things done. I’m pretty sure I’ll make a few mistakes, but eventually I’ll get the hang of this.
I recently found myself at a transition in my life that I wasn’t planning on, and wasn’t ready for. Through a series of accidents, I’m beginning a career in writing. With no formal schooling in being a writer, it’s definitely proving to be a challenge. Not the writing itself, but trying to figure out how to find clients and get paid for it. I must also admit that I’m not as good at computer “stuff” as I’d like to be, so I’ve got a pretty steep learning curve ahead.
What I do have going for me is time, plenty of real-life content, and a natural talent for writing that I’m hoping can get me through. For the past 6 months, I’ve been doing some freelance work through a paid website with a surprising amount of success, but they’ve recently sent me an email telling me they’ve jacked up their fees, so I’ve decided to head out on my own, and see how well I manage.
I’m juggling a new career, a family, the loss of a much loved profession that I had previously envisioned one day retiring from, and a struggle with depression and anxiety that I’m slowly digging my way out of with the help of a good counselor and a sense of humor. This site is a jumping off point for me to showcase my writing, work through my personal struggles, and hopefully provide some entertainment or some insight for others. I don’t know what you may find here from day to day, and it will probably have a full range of topics depending on what’s going on in my life, but I promise that it will be genuine.
With any luck, I may find a few people looking for a writer!