When I was doing freelance writing more often, I came
across some bad writers. People actually sent me stuff that looked like it went
through a grammar shredding machine. Those projects took a lot longer to polish
and get back on track.
Some people had better grammar and sentence structure
skills, and I could put together their stuff—editing, resumes, etc.—in a much
shorter time frame.
Some people are better at business too. I would love
to tell you I am a business master, but truth is, there are people out there
that are better and have been doing it longer. But with the right research,
learning, and polishing, hopefully I will be one of those people someday.
If your just starting pursuing something, or aren’t hitting the six figures you thought you would, don’t fret too much just yet. Keep polishing, keep learning, and hopefully you’ll land where you want too.
One of the things that is relaxing to me is writing. I
almost pursued a career in creative writing, and even wrote a fiction book a
long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
I have a horror story collection that I never
published. I also have a longer novel that collects dust on my computer. I’ve
been toying around with the idea of polishing them up and publishing, but the
point here is—I love to write.
I love to write so much that I was actually a
freelance writer/editor for a long time, and even wrote articles that are still
probably floating around the internet somewhere.
I am not a perfect writer. I can usually spot when
something is misspelled, or done incorrectly, but mistakes happen. I just enjoy
the process. I don’t write as much as I used to, and I don’t do the freelance
thing as much, but I am loving the social media marketing and coming up with
advertisement. It’s short, simple, and creative—and guess what? That’s what I
specialized in: short stories.
What relaxes you? Do you pursue it enough to feel
refreshed when you finish?
By the way, I have also done resumes in the past as
well. If you want me to consult on a project with you (like a resume, content
writing, story, article, etc.), feel free to subscribe to my blog, then comment
on this post, and we might be able to work something out.