Here’s the Plan, Man:
I am a writer.
It’s in my blood. It’s in my soul. It’s a life path pre-determined by God, the Universe, or my own eternal being plotting out my “what I want to try this life around” storyboard. I don’t know how writing became a reverberation in my veins, but it did. It is.
Writing is how I sort out my thoughts. It’s how I make money. It’s how I teach. It’s how I create. Writing is (almost) my greatest source of energy. Reading battles hard for that honor. My children and family are always going to claim the actual top spot, although it’s a completely different kind of energy!
I write all day long. Every day. During the week I’m writing websites and marketing material. I’m writing training and speeches. I ghostwrite blogs and craft social media posts.
On weekends, I summon my muse. And for me that can be different things on different days. Regardless, I write fiction. The kind that thrills and messes with your head. Stories that make you hate the bad-guy and blindly love the good guy; until something happens, and you get confused and start doubting all the things you think you know. The kind that doesn’t always have a happy ending, unless it was the antagonist you were meant to root for all along.
The copywriting and the fiction writing are all intertwined within me. My mom used to say she had eyes in the back of her head, meaning she knew the shenanigans us kids were up to without ever having actually witnessed the events. I feel like I’ve inherited her double set of eyes; however, mine are writing eyes and gain me insight from both a copywriter’s perspective and a fiction writer’s one. I see everything as a story. Whether I tell it in the context of marketing or in the context of a thriller, it doesn’t matter – it’s all story worth telling.
So I thought it was about time I bring my fiction-writing self into view within my copywriting business.
The plan is to change my blog about copywriting and marketing, into “The Writing Journey,” which will focus on my fiction work. The posts will sound a bit like I’m writing in my journal, but you’ll get a glimpse into the thoughts (sometimes clear sometimes frazzled), the process (sometimes clear sometimes frazzled), and the lessons I’m learning (hopefully always clear) as I work to finish my manuscript and send it out for publication.
I’ll publish an entry weekly, and will likely ask for comments, opinions, and even advice. I hope you’ll help a girl out! And while I know some people won’t understand the melding of my copywriting business and my fiction-writing career, to me, it’s all part of who I am, and it all makes me a better writer.
Are you with me?
Stay tuned next week for: The Kid in All of Us. The post discusses the impact the games we play as a child has in developing our reading and writing preferences as adults. It’s kinda cray.