I recently read “Secrets of a Freelance Writer” by Robert W. Bly and had an epiphany: I am a writer. I have been successfully running a marketing consulting business for the past 6 years. As I read Bly’s book, and he outlined the various writing markets out there for commercial writers, I realized that I have been doing commercial writing in my current business. That got me thinking and I made a decision. I am transitioning my marketing consultancy into a writing consultancy for companies, and because I have been issuing out work in this area for years, I have a honed skill set and robust portfolio of samples to show for it.
This slight tweak to my existing business is so easy that I am dumbfounded that I didn’t think of it sooner. It is such a simple change that I can make towards my writing. Although it isn’t children’s writing (or at least not yet), it gets me into a writer space, allowing me to continue to perfect my skills while gaining experience, not to mention contacts. Ideally, it will also open up my time to work on my children’s literature projects at the same time.
I am so energized by this realization that it has opened me up to change in general, welcoming and embracing any opportunities that may come my way. It has fueled my mindset and I know this will impact my creativity as I write each week.
What small changes can you make right now in your life to take you one step closer to your writing dream?