One day I will make my living writing what I want to write when I want to write it.
I don’t know if that glorious day will come because of my cookbook, my blog or my determination to not have to go to an office each day, but it will come. I am not above mass texting, tweeting, Facebook messaging, pestering publishing companies into submission or whatever other forms of self-promotion it takes.
I will make it happen.
Since the minute I could pick up a pen, I’ve been writing. I remember drawing random, made-up symbols on the page and telling myself I had written a story. I wrote short stories in elementary school and went on years later to earn my bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in journalism.
Of course, that doesn’t mean I have talent.
There are plenty of people who have a degree in journalism or have written things that were published. Many of those people are quite talented and bring great joy to their readers, but there are also people who call themselves writers but can barely write well enough to leave someone a note.
Bitter much? Maybe. I really can’t point a finger at those people who are making it in the writing world when I’m not. They had the nerve to put themselves out there and pursue their dream, and I am still treading water. Good for them for being willing to take a chance.
Me? I’m working on it. I’ve created a second blog at TheFearlessCook.wordpress.com so I can start promoting the concept and maybe pin a few things to pinterest.com. Shameless self-promotion has to begin somewhere!
If you are a reader of this blog, you can start watching later this week for posts to pop up on TheFearlessCook.wordpress.com. As always, I will cross-post to Facebook. Feel free to pin anything you like.
Every little bit of exposure means one step closer to yoga pants-clad days for me!