Making a career in writing is neither easy nor extremely hard. Like every other field, the two most important things you’ll be needing is the passion to write and the openness to be corrected for your wrongs. Criticism will be there, just like in any other job. You’ll need to correct yourself of the wrongdoings that others point towards you.
I’ve been giving this thing a thought lately. I wanted to be a blogger since some six years back and after these thousands of days, I’m still not the blogger that I wished of becoming back at that time. Somewhere in middle, I was doing good, really really good. I was convinced that I could write good and given a proper amount of time and research resources, I was affirmative that I could write on any topic. And I did write at that time. I did good.
It’s been more than a year that I haven’t written on a regular basis. After all this time, I find difficulty in forming proper sentences and generating creative description on topics. A can’t go more than a couple of hundred words if I were to not insert fillers. This blog has a lots of fillers and this blog is the only thing that I’m writing in.
Just like 6years back, I’m thinking of a career in writing once again. This time, it’s more of a serious necessity than just a wish. I am attending college after a few months and I will be in need of money to sustain myself. Working more than 18 hours is not allowed and I don’t want to work illegally. If I were to start writing and develop my style in a few months, I think earning an extra grand won’t be a tough call. I can work on upwork and other freelancing website and if I’m giving quality content, I’ll be getting the dollar I demand.
I’m already excited about this. I just wish for this excitement to remain for a few weeks more. I will try writing a blog post every day and devote 10 hours extra to writing and improving my style. I’ll ask my friends to read the pieces I write and criticize them honestly. I’ll take their suggestion and improve to a greater extent. I also need to improve my grammar. It clearly sucks as of now.
For a few days, I was thinking of the possibilities of me writing an book and publishing it. Today I actually decided to begin the process and in the next 14 days, I will drop my first ever book in the Kindle store. I have signed up for the KDP program that will allow me to write books and make them available in the Kindle bookstore.
I’m excited about this. It’s a dream of everyone to write a book, at least, in their life and see it being published and read by others. I too have that dream and to make a step towards it, the first thing is to write one. So I’m daring to write a book and publish it. Whether the book will sell or not is in the hands of others but whether I want to take hours of my time, daily, and write is book is in mine. So what’s there to fear of? Even if it doesn’t sell, there’s nothing to worry about. At least I will have a book in my name and it’s something I can be proud of everyday.
This time, there won’t be any procrastination. I’m going to start immediately after I finish writing this blog post and I will write 2 hours everyday. I’m not planning on writing a 500-page book, just a small book marking my start in this new sphere I have never tried.
I possess knowledge on variety of topics and I can already think of a few on which I can write a 50-page manuscript. I’m gonna think for some time and decide on the topic and start.
The dream is to not work 10-5 for a firm that pays a salary at the end of the month. The dream is to make the laptop both my master and the servant and the room both a cosy place to fall asleep and work hard. The ultimate dream is to work from home office and make a good living for self and family.
I dream a fairly simple and desired life of many. I dream of working from my own space, working for the things I have started myself and working as if my entire life depends on the work that I do everyday.
Maybe I dream of being a blogger, or a e-book writer or a affiliate marketer. Whatever I dream of, I dream of doing it from my home. The dream is to have a work that can be done from any corner of the world, without the distance affecting the work that’s been done.
Maybe the dream is still being thought of. I haven’t quite decided what I really want to be. I know I want to work from home but there are thousands of things that you can do from home. I don’t know what is it that I want to do, while staying at the cosy and comfortable bed, sipping a cup of coffee with a ciggrate in the vintage ashtray.
Whatever the dream be, the most important thing is that this very blog should never go down. This blog is a memoir that already has 3 years of my life in it. I see no following the dream untill college is done and that’s 5 more years away. The blog needs to be alive; the blog has memories and more will be added.
Time’s flying. Graduation feels like yesterday but appeared in my Facebook memories a day before. As time passes by, my days remaining to attend a university are lessening. There’s only about 4 months remaining for me to go to college. Damn, it’s so hard to write when you’ve been out of work for a few days and have done nothing productive in those days. I can’t even think of words to write Continue reading