In one week, I will be venturing into the great unknown. The unknown being scary as I will be leaving my current employment. The great being wonderful as I pursue my dream --- full-time writing.
Now, I've been professionally involved in writing in some capacity for over eleven years, since that college internship that had me writing and editing press releases, newsletters, and business spotlights. Since that time, I've continued writing in higher education, whether it be email marketing, flyers, social media blurbs, content management for websites, and even drafting an NCAA ticket lottery email for Radford University's entrance into the big tournament against UNC.
There are other things I've written, but I am going to focus on the dream --- creative writing. I've always been a writer. When I was younger, it resembled poems or song lyrics. As I got older and determined "I am a writer," I crafted and self-published a few novels. I constantly dabble and sometimes post short stories, while continually expressing my cluttered mind in a poem.
For over two years now, I've had the distinct pleasure and honor to write for Fanbase Press. I've been able to tell a story in a different way. Celebrating and sharing the amazing world that flows through the comic book, movie, and TV worlds. Did I mention I also get to explore the galaxy in a series, you might've heard me mention before, Geeky Parent Guide?
So, I guess the point of this post is to share my thoughts, my fears, and what I'm reaching for.
I want this. I want to be able to provide for my family by doing this one thing. I will look to continue my entertainment writing in some way, whether it be as a contributor for multiple entities as contract work or whatever else will work.
This was not an easy decision. The easiest decision I've ever made was asking Meghan to marry me. And with her support, she has made this difficult choice a reality, and ultimately a satisfying moment in my life.
As a creative writer, writing about movies, NASA, and anything else geeky is fantastic, because I have to find a way to make it relatable and interesting. Yes, I still write fiction. I still write poetry. And recently, I wrote my first comic book script for a first issue in a to be determined-sized arc.
To sum up, I love writing. I think I've got "it" and I'm going to take a shot at making it a reality. One week to go.
Thanks for listening.