Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Reinventing Myself

Well, as luck would have it I've been thrown another curve ball. Nothing life threatening but it is a little annoying and discouraging. See, I let myself get lazy in so many ways. As a writer I have mostly stuck to content mills for the last year because it was easy and I had so much going on that I didn't feel up to putting in the work and effort it takes to be a successful (well - highly paid) freelance writer.

Last week the primary company I wrote for announced that it had completed it's goals for the project I worked most on. The company isn't closing and truthfully I think they are too big to close anytime soon but either way this cut out a significant portion of work for me. Thankfully I hadn't totally left myself out of the loop and I had other contracts but it's just tiring facing the prospect of starting over - again.

I really don't feel like doing this but I have no choice. I need to work so I can support my spending habits. I need to be able to save money. Let's face it, you can't really survive life without money and I have a lot of responsibilities to keep up with so I have to do this. I didn't set out to be a writer, this just was something to get me through and provide me extra income while the US economy was on the downswing. Now I don't have much choice but to devote myself to writing.

I like to write, just not so much putting in all the effort needed to make it into a full time business. I guess if I'm going to do all this writing I could be getting paid for it. Goodness knows I do enough of it because I write over 1500 words a day and most days it's well over 3000. Most of my writing so far has been focused on this blog, in my journal and writing about a few subjects (which I haven't posted or published) that really get to me.

Since I have my degree in criminal justice forensics I'm going to start writing about forensics and have started a whole new blog and account for that endeavor. I'm going to use the blog as samples of my work to get contracts. Wish me luck! I will still be writing here often as well because I don't think my personal life belongs on the new blog, nor does my professional life belong here lol. They are just two entirely different subjects.

If you're into criminal justice or forensics, check it out here.

1 comment:

  1. way to go girl! and thanks for sharing the link the other day :)

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