I’ve been writing for most of my life. I spend a lot of my time on my phone writing. At the end of the day, thinking about it I would write anywhere, what I write depends on my mood. I need variety and my life gives me an abundance of variety. I’m in a place in my life that good or bad I just can't keep it in any longer. I feel overwhelmed when I try bottling all of my feelings up. I did that growing up and the outcome was astronomically fucked up. I draining the creative juice out of all the resentment, past and future. I wonder if it's uncommon amongst writers? At least those that write raw material.
Before I started my 9-5 as a writer but I can't seem to find a freelance writing job no matter how hard I try. There are a ton of tools and resources out there for freelancers, but I just can't get it done. Craigslist is one of the biggest resources for freelance gigs but no one has got back to me yet. I submitted over 15000 words between 4 different pieces. I know it's not that much and I'm just starting to really try, I'm just starting out. After all, before you go viral, you have to get name recognition, or a resume to speak of – freelancing. But that's hard when I can't get my first great opportunity. I’ve always been drawn to writing but honestly I couldn't spell. About 10 years ago I went back to school. Since I dropped out in the 6th grade, get up to speed was not fun. But now I have my GED, and a college degree. freelancing would be my dream job because they they would give my an opportunity to apply my skills in different ways, on different topics, for different publishing company's. Communication is typically done through email or even Craigslist email, so getting that face to face interview where you can't take no for an answer, is not a choice. As far as a “per hour” rate I don't know what to ask for. If you’re good enough at writing then I'm sure you can make a living out of this. I really want to try. decent wage's or supplementary income for now, but I know I could turned it into a future. I'm very passionate about my writing. I have to admit though, when I first started writing there were some really upset people that disowned me for my autobiography, and the way I grew up. I guess they didn't know how to cope with there own issues, more worried about face value rather than validating my feelings and taking responsibility for their role in it. That took me to writing different pieces, and so really they helped me become this writer I am. Everyone got upset so I stopped my autobiography and wrote poems, non fiction, fiction, from monsters to the moon landing. writing essays for college students, or even putting together research for those getting their masters degrees. For some there's no making a career out of that kinda writing. So this is where I'm at in life, I need a hand up to get my foot in the door.