I'm a writer.
I've always been a writer. As a kid I kept journals and wrote poetry. As a teenager I added on a few blogs and also song-writing, not that any of those were much good in my opinion of today--but every piece was an expression of myself and it felt as natural as talking.
As an adult now I shock friends who see my posts on social media or hear a song I've penned and exclaim "You're a writer! You should write a book!"
Except I'm not; not in the way that generates income, anyway.
In order to make money writing you need to be able to write when you don't feel like it.
I don't have much practice doing that.
In fact, when I've tried, it's typically made things even worse--I end up totally stressed and with a piece I can't even recognize as my own.
A major reason my previous blogs have failed is because success paralyzes me with various kinds of writer's block.
Today I decided that while I'm in this process of trying to figure out what to do with my life and identify stable sources of income, I should start here.
Instead of blogging my passion, I'm going to blog my problem. My writing skills need improvement and here's where I can experiment with what works for me without going off topic. Because it is the topic. Genius, right?
Behold, my first official step to writing professionally. Here goes!