Some time ago, I approached a website which was looking for writers to see if they’d take me on writing for the Star Wars segment of their (much bigger) fan portal. They were keen to have me, but the timing just didn’t work out, and unexpected events put that opportunity on the back burner. I was also in a place where I wasn’t really as focused as I should have been on getting back into writing and being creative again the way I am now.
I recently sent my new application back to them, and their editors are keen to have me (for the second time!) I’ve just confirmed that I’ll be happy to take on the contributor’s role which is also a paid writing opportunity. It’s not at all something that I can walk away from my day job for, but it’s a step in the right direction to getting back on track and where I want to be creatively.
I’ve realised through all the creativity I’ve been experiencing lately that what’s in my heart is what matters and I have to do what I can to follow that path and be as true to myself as I can.
I’ve also signed up for another part-time freelancing role doing transcripts and hopefully (fingers crossed) data analysis for social media, which I think I’ll be really good at. I’m waiting to hear back from them, but that’s also going to be a paid gig and another step in the right direction.
I may be going in little steps, but I feel excellent about it all. And the best part of all of this is that I’m writing my short story, fan-fic or whatever it is and really enjoying myself which is why I haven’t had any updates here. I’m writing, and that’s the main thing, that’s all that’s important right now.
As for my foray into graphic design, I think I can go further, and I still have the dream of combining my love for art and skill in photoshop with writing, but for now, writing has to be the priority with the plan to eventually freelance again.
One step at a time, one step at a time 😁