One more goal for 2009.
This is a personal one, for me. I want to write. And get paid for it (or.. not.. but preferably paid).
Writing – I guess it’s a holdover from writing commentary pieces for the high school newspaper. One of the reasons I write this blog is to exercise my writing muscles, however slightly and imperfectly. I don’t have aspirations to write The Next Great American Novel or to become the next Danielle Steel. But with hard work, a great topic, and lots of revisions, might I not become a fairly engaging and enjoyable writer? I want to try.
And mind you, I’m not making a career change here. But this is something I’d like to do, just for me. Of course, later on I shall have the chance to write, (and write plenty!) for graduate school essays…
But right now, I want to write for pleasure. I want to write the type of articles (and maybe, even, a book in the future?) that I enjoy reading – articles on lifestyle and personal finance and essay pieces on the relationship between women and well, anything.
So, my goal in 2009 is to get published. Somewhere, anywhere. It could be the 3-page local paper for all I care. I want to start getting clips. And send out queries. And learn how to pitch an idea.
This endeavor could be fun (or a complete and utter disaster… of which I can then write about!). I will keep you guys posted.
If any freelance writers out there have advice for a newbie like me, please do share your insights!