Writer…Uninterrupted is a series of handbooks for those who want to make writing an integral part of their lives. The books started out as posts right here on my blog. In the beginning, I had no intention of turning the posts into something meatier. But, over time, I found that I had more help and guidance to give than what is digestible in an average-length blog post.
Early on in my dream to be a writer, I had oodles of story ideas, and followed up on them from beginning to end, filling dozens of notebooks. While I longed to see my stories in print, I failed to research the process from writing to publishing. As if I believed my stories would simply sprout wings, fly to a publisher’s desk, and be in bookstores within days.
When my fairy- and unicorn-filled path turned stormy and treacherous, I lost my drive. I still loved writing, but with the process losing me in its turbulence, I was pretty scattered for a long time.
Then a friend asked me to help her with her short story. I so thoroughly enjoyed working with her and jib-jabbing about the writing gig, that I knew I’d found one of my true purposes in life.
To help other writers.
Giving back to other writers quickly became a major writing goal. And it was partly due to this motivation that I leaped back into my writer’s saddle and attacked that perilous slope called Writing.
Basically, I had to start my writing dream over from scratch. Some of my new ventures included my freelance writing coach business, after-school writing enrichment programs for kids, and blogging.
Writer…Uninterrupted is a spin-off of everything I’ve experienced, a resource to help other writers as they embark on their journey or to become unfuddled. I look forward to sharing the series with you upon the release of the first book later this month.
If you could start your writing dream over, what change would you make?