With the January incident on my job, my need to create a writing career that could sustain my family and me was affirmed. I had previously read about pitching articles to magazines in LaShaunda Hoffman’s, “Building Online Relationships: One Reader at a Time.” With all the ideas rolling around in my head about my writing career, I resolved to implement a plan to pull them together and execute them.
One such example came from the company I blog for. LiyahAmore Publishing was seeking an administrator for its Facebook page. I took on the role of being one of those administrators. (As an aside, you may want to check out that page and become one of our literary partners. We share excellent content for writers and those networking in the writing and publishing industry.)
During the first week, we created content to share that went along with the page’s mission. The second week, we shared content along the guidelines of becoming a writing entrepreneur. This provided me with the opportunity to refocus my thoughts and begin to set aside some goals for myself to enhance my writing, build my brand, and strengthen my platform that would help me take advantage of writing opportunities.
There were a few areas under major consideration for me: monetizing my own blog (Beautifully Inspired Blog), writing articles, playwriting, and ghostwriting. There’s still a question mark over ghostwriting. I understand it’s a difficult area to break into and I’m uncertain how much time I will have to pour into something that may or may not be fruitful for my efforts. Monetizing my blog is something I have quite often considered, especially when I first began blogging. This is an area I will research more thoroughly and continue to apply my time and efforts into as I build the blog’s following.
Perhaps the most intriguing possibility to me is writing articles for magazines. I have conducted extensive research on the possibility of creating my own magazine, including the content I would have to offer, gaining subscribers, and offering advertising. That idea was placed on the back burner for a while, but it’s been steaming up again, calling out for attention. I believe when we have special urgings and stirrings on the inside of us, they are not to be ignored. We have various gifts that have been bestowed upon us by our Heavenly Father. These gifts are to be used to be a blessing to others that our Sovereign Lord may be glorified, and not placed on a shelf and hidden from the world (Matthew 5:14-16).
Magazine writing and developing, ghostwriting, blogging, and playwriting requires organization. I am creating and implementing a method that will allow me to create enough content in advance, affording me the opportunity to return to my first love…novels. In that area as well as others, I am traipsing down a different road, but it’s a road that I have been led down for quite some time. I have seen all the road signs and markings leading me in the right direction, but wild child that I am, I chose to venture down the path covered with thickets and thorns. My curiosity wondered what was down those paths. Finding nothing of interest or true value, I am turning to follow the light that leads me to His way.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9).
(The Conclusion: The Point of It All.)
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