I'm starting over.
I started this blog with no intentions and then it quickly became a book review blog. Fun at first, it became a hassle. I hated finishing books because I had to write reviews. Review writing became a chore. I love to write and I love to read but I don't like to write about what I've just read, I guess. I don't know.
What I do know is I love to write and so I'm restarting this blog with the intentions of writing. I'll write my thoughts. I'll write about writing. I'll write. I like to write. I do like to write. Have I said that enough? I'm not sure. I like to write.
I have also decided I want to get into freelancing. I have no experience so it's going to be hard to get into the business, but we all have to start somewhere. Actually, I do have a little bit of experience. A few years ago I edited a manual for my uncle's XtreamService program. I didn't write the manual. I just edited. It needed a lot of work. Editing that manual made me realize what I take for granted. Grammar is my thing. It comes easy to me. I'm not perfect so I will make mistakes, of course. The average person is not so great at grammar. The writer of that manual often could not construct a complete sentence and I don't think she knew. Because I'm good at it, I think others are, too. Others are, but not everyone.
Since I'm just starting out I don't know what to do, but I have been searching the internet. I've got to look for jobs. I signed up on odesk, but I feel like with no experience that's not going to get me very far in the beginning. I have to start. I can't be afraid. I know it's going to be slow going but I have to perservere. I can only do it if I do it.
What kind of freelancing do I want to do? Almost anything that has to do with writing. I'll write, I'll edit, I'll proofread, I'll review--well, within its limits. We'll see how that goes. I hope that I am able to provide people with the services they need as well as be able to make some money.
Here I go into the world. I present myself to you. If you need an editor, a proofreader, a writer, a beta reader, almost anything related to writing then don't hesitate to contact me. I'm new, but that doesn't mean I don't know what I'm doing. It just means I haven't done much to pad my resume. I need that beginning. I need those first jobs to get me going. You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can discuss rates when we talk.
I hope to be having fun with you.