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Freelancer, Now For Hire!

I’ve taken the plunge and have created a profile to embark on my new business venture…freelance work.  For those who already have their foot well and truly wedged in the door, if not already in the next room, can you provide any advice to a budding new freelance writer?

I am ready to give it more than 1000000% and have started doing homework on what to look for, how to succeed etc. The focus areas/line of work I’ll propose bids on is writing stories aimed at children and blog writing.

Let’s see what the progress is like a couple of months down the line.

 

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10K Mark

I’ve gone back to writing today, as I went to open the document up I looked at the word count and feel very proud for I’ve gone over the 10k mark.  There’s still a long way to go but it’s motivating enough to keep at the story.

Thanks again for all the suggestions and encouragement to keep on going.  I hope to update next at the weekend.

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A Follow Up Hit?

A couple of nights ago I was ready for an epic writing session but unfortunately my eldest was poorly so it came to a halt.

Tonight I have continued with a chapter where a character sings another song to this stuck up narcissistic ignorant man and, as expected, he misinterprets the meaning.  I am loving this part of the story so am trying hard to keep the content good with a potential of very few edits for this area.

Not many words for tonight’s count but 142 is better than 0

 

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A Song Writer In The Making?

Hello readers, sorry for the lack of posts lately, I’m trying to get back into the swing of things with term time and also finding the need to want to write, it’s coming back bit by bit.  Today I have been writing my story and have got to a point where one of my characters sings.  I have wrote a little song and want to share with you the end results

“What you Did” by Jonathan Kelps

“You’ll never know what you were to me

You’ll never see how you made me feel

I didn’t love you, I didn’t care

For you were so far up your bum.

One day I will be free, not that you’ll mind

Because by then you’ll still be in your own behind

You were so horrific, but the end will be so terrific

All I wanted was my pal”

I have written about 500 words this morning which I’m super thrilled on.  I still have a long way to go but with each writing session I get that little bit closer to the end.

Will keep you posted with further updates soon!

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Writing Progress

The summer holidays are over, which means one thing – I’m able to write during the day once again!

I have finished off a chapter this morning, word count was nearly 250, so not much but I can’t get into the next chapter as I need to work on some outlines and figure their directions out.  The finished chapter isn’t on the path I imagined so I need to work out if I want to end it on a cliff hanger or if I want the reader to know exactly what it will lead to.  For now it’s an open ending.

There is a downside to daytime writing: my youngest is upstairs napping and I left my art book up there and if I go up he will wake!  So it’s back to A4 lined paper for note taking and fine tuning. I like to use an A2 pad for all the brainstorming (is it still called that or do I have to refer to it as Mind Mapping for the PC parade?).  I imagine next week will be a more organised week.

I have missed blogging on a daily basis but I think it got to a point where priorities were all wrong and so the break has done me good.

Regarding the recent published work, I am in the process of writing more articles for future newsletters as we speak, it’s nice to say I’m finally livin’ the dream!