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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Will write for food or a pot of gold

I would love to sit here and tell you that I’m living a high-class life style and that I go on intellectual sojourns to London. Well the truth is no. Not to sound cocky but I hope that doesn’t surprise you.

True I have made somewhat of a living freelance writing and hope to do so in the near future. The way it works. You must and I mean this, you must have a deep burning passion to write, to want to express what you feel. That is the only way I know of that you can get ahead in this profession.

Yes it is a profession, and you must treat it like one. If you have something fresh to say people will pay you. Right now I’m sitting in my office amidst a stack of file boxes, filled with information of paying markets and research information. I have a huge calendar on the wall with magazines, which I have queried and a stack of manuscripts to be mailed.

Now please understand I’m not trying to put my self on a high tower or want pity. But I just want to say it here once and for all. I never went on to finish high school and on top of that, I have adult Dyslexia. Which means it takes me longer to remember certain words, which means it takes me longer to write then most people. It is because of this I never read an entire book (outside of school) in till I was sixteen. However I believe that after years of reading and writing I proudly clam that I have won.


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