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.
I have a goal, the goal is simple. Tonight will be an epic writing session!
The fire is back, the will to do is back and I’m ready to write.
Wish me luck!
I have my mojo back! I’ve churned out nearly 900 words tonight which is something I haven’t done in a while at this time of day (it is 21:30). I was getting worried that evening sessions were slowly becoming impossible but it’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.
I had done some Yoga beforehand so I could get a bit of an exercise in and to help empty my mind and I feel it has helped. I feel very focused, more so than say 48 hours ago when my motivation went out the window, down the road and nearly drowned in the duck pond. I must refer to this post on a day when I am mostly daydreaming more than focusing on the project.
The scene I have wrote tonight will eventually become back story for the protagonist, he will learn more about why this character behaves the way he does. For now this characters, lets call him Mack, is currently alive and in a state of mourning, his brother has done something terrible and Mack thought he’d feel better after his brother’s actions but it leads him down the wrong path completely. In a way it feels like I’m writing dark comedies again, it’s all I wrote in University, but I’m trying to make it resonate more with the audience, rather than it just be a completely 100% silly story. The targeted audience is what I think about when I write to keep it on track but I see no harm in trying to push the boundaries a little. You’ve got to have fun writing right?
I’m going to sign off now and do a bit of meditation before bed, help keep my brain and body in sync. I wish you readers good luck with your writing tonight and will check in again tomorrow. Night night.
Did I go to the gym? Yes. Did I think about the book? Yes Yes Yes!
So as much as I want my character to be a piece of meat (quite literally) I really must think about it’s audience (7-11 year olds) and from a writing course I did a couple of years ago the character must be relatable and children relate more with animal types than something as obscure as a piece of ham. That has to be the way this book will be written.
This changes some things that have been written but I can make it work logically, it’s purpose is still intact and it doesn’t affect the antagonist, which was the main worry.
I didn’t think about the inciting incident, just wasn’t in that zone tonight.