January 31, 2012
Freelancing, The Writing Journey
I came across this USA Today article about the Year of the Dragon and business when researching a blog for one of my clients. As I read its focus on small business, I thought about how it related to my writing career.
As many of you know, I’ve been thinking about taking the risk and moving out into freelance land. The last time I talked about this, I was very uncertain and didn’t think I could do it. Now, it is starting to feel more and more right in my gut. I have two fantastic freelance positions with steady work that I enjoy and take pride in.
So, I’ve decided I’m going to be a dragon. This is the year that I’m going to jump off the side of the building (with a safety net of course). Besides the obvious wealth that comes from the Dragon, ambition, virtue and change seem to be the most appealing virtues of the Chinese New Year for me.
I’ve been harnessing the courage to follow my dreams. I’ve been looking for more opportunities to give back to the community. And change, I’m planning a lot of it this year.
Are you are Dragon? Gung hay fat choy!
January 26, 2012
The Writing Journey
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has many definitions for the word journal. My favorite is: “a record of experiences, ideas, or reflections kept regularly for private use.”
I feel that this definition is inaccurate. How many journals have we seen come to life in publication? Anne Frank’s diary may be the most famous. What others can you think of?
I’ve been thinking about this lately as Jen and myself have been entrusted with the journal of a good friend of ours. We’ve read it and obtained a new understanding of the writer, who may I say is an excellent writer.
It may even serve as notes for me for a special project that I may be undertaking in the near future. I’m sure this task will be something I share with you in the near future.
I’m not quiet sure why we have been entrusted to hold onto something so dear and personal, but it is really an honor to be in possession of it.
Do you journal? If you do, do you do it the old-fashioned pen and paper way or digitally? Would you share you inner thoughts and feelings with others? Do you now? Let me know!
January 22, 2012
Random Writing Thoughts
I’ve blogged frequently about how I love books and cherish the few remaining brick-and-mortar bookstores that are still open. I found this quote in my Twitter feed and I wanted to share it with you.
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
Do you agree?
January 21, 2012
New Beginnings, The Writing Journey
Hello everyone! Happy 2012! I hope that your new year if off to the same busy start that mine is!
As I’ve gotten into the groove of balancing all of my freelance work along with my full-time job, my hope is that I will be able to post more content on this blog again! Look for more frequent posts.
I’m also looking for guest bloggers who want to share their love of writing with the world and for suggestions for my seven questions segment. I look forward to continuing to share my writing experiences with you this year and I hope that you will continue to share your with me as well.