Tuesday, August 25, 2015
I made and then shared the above picture/quote on my Facebook author page not too long ago. I've carried the quote with me for a long, long time. Before I was officially a writer I always felt different from others, and for some periods of my life I resented that. As I've grown and matured, I've learned that being willing to risk the unusual is a tremendous gift.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Sometimes writing can be incredibly frustrating. You can feel cut off from everyone else, and sometimes you question if the thing you're slaving away on will be read by anyone. It's a pathway filled with uncertainty, one that only the strong will survive.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Just a little bit ago I was ran into a great article written by Barbara Corcoran of the television show Shark Tank. She's a smart, driven person who knows a lot about business. Like it or not, writing is a business activity, even if it's more creative than accounting (depending which company we're talking about).
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Many years ago I was a new, self-employed writer. Work came in starts and fits, which made budgeting for things a practice in acrobatics. My confidence wasn't really there, and thinking back it probably showed in a lot of things that I did. One of the biggest signs of my shakiness was the fact that I had business cards made up that said I was a "writer/communications specialist."