My Life: The Abbreviated Version
Nearly ten years ago, I graduated from school and was right on time for the U.S.’s first mini-recession. There were hardly any jobs and those that were plentiful, paid pitiful wages.
I went into freelance writing and got a few gigs but struggled as print magazines and newspapers started closing. So I went back to looking for a real job, but there was a problem, it had been five years since I graduated and my skills looked like this to employers…
Following the advice of a career coach, I volunteered, and found a writer’s group on Facebook looking for a virtual assistant. I applied and imagine my surprise when they said yes.
Being around real writers lit a fire under me and I devoted 100% of my time to writing a children’s book called, “Escape of the Dodos,” but after 40 rejections, I started wondering if I was any good?…
I discovered the business was in a flux, so this was basically the 3rd time I had trouble finding work due to reasons beyond my control.
Then during the year of 2010, several young gay teens committed suicide after being tormented by their peers. So I decided to write Hag and by March of 2012, I had a novel that I pitched to several agents but they all declined.
Frustrated, I made the choice to publish it myself. With very little money, I designed the cover and then one thing led to another…
Now I’m an author and couldn’t be happier!
If you want to know more, you can join my mailing list or not, I don’t care, it’s not like I’m not a cop or anything. 🙂