What are you doing here?

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Have you dreamed about becoming a writer but found the idea far too daunting to commit to? Maybe you just don’t know how to get started, or you don’t have the confidence in yourself or your writing to say, “I’m going to be a writer.”

Enter: me. I am your average person, someone who has no formal training (other than the odd creative writing class in school), no fancy MFA or previous editing job, and I definitely do not have any experience in the publishing industry.

I just like to write.

So I am going off into the wild unknowns, tracking my word counts, building my worlds, writing this blog, with the hope – nay, the expectation – that I will become a full-time writer. It’s a lofty goal, for sure. One that has been pursued thousands of times and failed almost just as often; but even if I do fail at it, you will see a postmortem. You’ll see reports and stats and read my rejection letters – both form and personalized (dear god give me that much) – and you’ll learn from my mistakes.

I’ll be your guinea pig so that you can benefit. Sound good?

Stick around and marvel at my many mistakes and failures and rejections, as I’ll be recording them all, alongside the inevitable success or two along the way. I’ll share with you any lessons I learn, pointers to pretty your prose, and show you the messy path to becoming a full-time writer – even if it kills me.