In most cases, a writer’s greatest fear comes when they are looking at that blank word document with the taunting blinking line and the mind matches the emptiness of that page. I finished my Associate’s Degree in December, and with numerous essays and papers in my distant memory and a seemingly higher understanding of literature, I find myself looking at a blank screen. Although I learned a great deal, and will never regret going back to school, never in the process of my education did they explain the publishing process or the art of submitting a query. Despite this, the blank page of my writing career is liberating. Although I previously self-published a book, I feel like I am a different person than I was at that time, and can take my career down any avenue. I want to connect with readers where they are now, and fill the empty pages with new adventures and characters who come to life.
I believe writing is simple in nature: write what you know and love, and meld this with topics that interest others. Thus far, my blogs have been a mixture of discussions of human nature, my inner thoughts, and music, none of which are probably of any any interest to many readers. I am going to delve into the world of freelance writing for a while, hoping to find clients who need proofreading, copywriting, or pretty much anything in between. So until I find that niche that will interest readers, this blog will continue as it has-random and slowly evolving over time. It will most likely encourage, discuss a current topic, or share a new book or album of interest.
I am not one to take the expected route, and believe there are multiple ways to one destination or goal. I look forward to this new page (pun intended) in my writing career and hope this blog informs, encourages and entertains as lives and interests change over time.
For those of you who may be thinking of starting out in freelance or novels, Writer’s Market is very helpful. It’s informative in regards to query submission, establishing a platform, etc. Writers Market on Amazon