I’m A Full-Time Writer Again! (And I’m Taking the Blog in a New Direction.)
I’m once again taking (at least) a year off to focus on writing full-time. I’ve been saving money to do so for almost a year, and I plan to apply for another NLAC grant in the spring.
A lot of my newfound time will be devoted to promoting Royal Flush, and also self-publishing a new book next summer or fall. As well, I’m in the late stages of editing my third novel, Taking Stock, which I plan to start submitting to literary agents in January. Lastly, I have three short stories I’m going to submit to literary journals.
It’s a long shot, but just maybe I’ll be able to generate enough income to go on writing full-time indefinitely.
I’m pretty frugal, which makes that possibility a little more possible.
As for the blog, I plan to write a post a week, though I may stray from that schedule from time to time. More importantly, I plan for the posts themselves to be less formal. Up till this point, I’ve been trying to write fairly well-researched short essays, and while that’s certainly worked out for me (see: opportunity to blog for the United Nations Environment Programme at World Environment Day in Rio), I believe I may be able to reach more people if I make the posts less academic, and inject them with more of my personality. This isn’t to say I have this scintillating personality–I do, incidentally–I simply think subjectivity is a blogging strength I haven’t fully been taking advantage of.
On that note, stay tuned for next week’s blog post, in which I’ll explain why taking cold showers is central to my environmentalism.
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