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!
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