Today I got into a fight with one of my employers. I was writing supplement articles for him and the price wasn’t that great, but it was bulk so if I finished them all it still meant a lot of money. He was one of these that was constantly messaging to see where I was, how many I’d done, when they would be done, and it was hard to deal with. One rude message to me after I’d worked for hours on his stupid articles was all it took, and I lost my shit. I did, I’m not necessarily proud of cussing him out, but I stood up for myself.
So, that happened and I quit. No more pennies for my words. I whore enough of them out with ghostwriting in which I write most of the stories I do for a cent a word. So then by that logic I can’t say no more pennies for words but no more boring articles for measly money.
I’m pregnant now with my first child and I’ve been at this self-publishing and ghostwriting freelance thing for six years now. Something has to give. The first step in my journey to making money off my writing is creating this blog.
So now that that is checked off I can tell you some things about me, and some things I need to do. Being pregnant and knowing that the clock is ticking where I can take control of my destiny makes it really fucking urgent that I do things. Seven months from now a tiny human will occupy a lot if not all of my time. So let’s go over the things I’m doing right now so we can find how to continue to do them, or downsize them.
I have too many blogs, I have this one, a review for books blog, a blog where I post blitzes and interviews with authors, a horror blog, a blog specifically for my zombie series, a lifestyle and writing blog and I think that’s it, but that’s still a lot.
I’m sending my resume in as we speak to be an unpaid intern reading the slush pile for a larger publisher. A friend of mine works there and suggested it.
I have a Youtube channel for writing shit.
I have a Podcast with my good friend K.N. Lee called the Write Asylum.
I have a book coming out on the 22nd in desperate need of editing.
I’m writing a three part space opera, full novels.
I have four ghostwriting assignments, two with a high word count.
I’m writing a novella and three novels in a secret romance project.
I’m currently in a Paranormal Romance anthology I have to promote and make all the HTML for.
I have two multi-author projects coming up really soon.
Kenya and I want to do a boxed set for charity.
But I did quit the one article job and I backed out of an anthology I knew I wouldn’t have time for. So looking at all the things I have going on and knowing I have seven months to become more consistent, goal-oriented, and successful there’s only a tiny bit of pressure. Thank you for coming along this journey with me. It should be a lot of fun.