Self-Published Author & Managing Editor
I’m a published author, managing editor of a writer's blog, and I write short fiction for podcasts.
Day to Day
I’m a huge planner. I get the big stuff on the calendar and do the prep work for those blocked in events. I have to write my weekly blog, so I make time on a weekly basis for that. There’s a rhythm to what I do; I do the busy work in the morning like emails and ad campaigns and editorial projects that aren’t my own. After that, I like to leave a big stretch of a couple hours in the afternoon time for creative writing and generating my own content.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
If you’re a natural storyteller but don’t commit to the craft of writing, you’ll never be a really good writer. There’s the artistic piece, but there’s also the actual craft of writing and you have to work at that. You write to a deadline, you write through the good days, and the bad days. Learning the industry and understanding how to behave like a professional in the industry is also important. You also have to make time, otherwise, time gets away from you and leads you around by the nose.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
You have to find that magical blend of something that you love, something you’re passionate about, and something that you are also good at. Examine yourself and be honest about your strengths, weaknesses, shortcomings and the lifestyle you want to have.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: