There’s so much more I wanted to say in yesterday’s post, but that one was getting quite long. So, I decided to extend it to more than one. For those who prefer not to read “book-length” blog posts, I’m sure you appreciate that.
As I sit here, drinking my (boring decaf) coffee, I can’t help pondering the past two decades. It’s been a fantastic experience—some of it a frustrating learning curve, some of it exciting, and all of it rewarding. I knew from the time I was in elementary school that writing was what I wanted to do throughout my life. I love that I could (with the support of a LOT of people) make that happen.
When you see a writer disappear from social media, do you wonder what’s happened to them? Are they writing? Do they have another job keeping them away? Did they forget to post? What’s happening?
If you’re not working remotely full-time for a company, then there’s likely a niggling in the back of your mind—where am I going to find my next freelance writing lead? It’s a question novice, as well as seasoned freelance writers face. We have a steady stream of work from our anchor clients, in addition to one-off assignments coming in.
The short answer is—yes. You’re ultimately in control of your writing ideas. How you present them and capture your reader’s attention is how you’re making them new. Some say there’s nothing new anymore. That everyone is rehashing the same old ideas over and over again.