Thursday, May 19, 2016

Full-Time Writer

writing process

I've decided something: This summer, I'm going to be a full-time writer.  I'm pumped about this endeavor, and I'm deeply invested in planning it.  I won't stop talking about it.  It's getting to the point where people say, "Okay, yeah.  We know. You're a professional writer." But anyway, you probably want to know about it, so here's the plan:
  • I signed up for a class to help me make progress on my novel(s).  It's called Your Book Starts Here.  Apparently, you learn how to storyboard and then, presumably, you write the panels.  I'm taking the class online because I don't actually want to talk out loud to other people, but I think typing to them might be okay.
  • I'm converting Shef's old study into a studio.  I'm calling it a studio because that seems official and legit, and as a full-time writer, that's also what I want to be.
  • I'm learning all about being a blogger.  That seems weird to say because I've been a blogger for twelve years already.  Turns out, there's a lot more stuff to learn like email newsletters, images, Pinterest, search engine optimization.  Actually WRITING the blog turns out to be only one tiny facet of blogging, according to the Alliance of Professional Bloggers.  That's not a real thing, but you can find lots of other groups of them on Facebook.  I will employ the new things that I think are cool and relevant to my blog right here.
  • I have business cards.  The cards say I'm a writer, so it's probably true.  I'll keep you posted.

professional writer

You Might Also Like:

Little pieces of fiction I've written.

The time I decided to quit teaching to be a full-time professional writer, but then I didn't actually do that.


mm said...

This will be exciting...

LH said...


Anonymous said...

All sounds great! Good luck!! We can encourage each other... :-)