Does this sound like you?
You used to love writing. In fact, it was what you did in your spare time.
You built worlds and told stories straight from your heart. You majored in something that stoked that fire.
But then graduation came, and all those taunts from people with so-called “sensible” degrees made you think that you had to get in line. You had to put away writing. You had to get serious and make some money.
So, you put away the notebooks. You put away the ideas. Sure, they still came. At first, like a deluge, then like a rain storm. Then a drizzle.
Then nothing at all.
You miss writing. You want to get back to it. You want to hone that skill that long ago came so easily to you before the career and the mortgage and the family.
You’ve realized that there are more serious needs in this life than just paying the bills. And a life without writing isn’t worth living.
But you don’t know how to start, do you?
That’s where I come in.
I’m Marisa. I’m a writer and blogger. I’ve spent a few years working as a ghostwriter, a few years as a technical writer, a few years teaching writing, and a lot more years pouring my heart out on the internet on my blog.
So you may be wondering how I could even understand how you feel.
I do. Because I used to be like you.
See, I finished my degree in creative writing, and applied to grad school. I knew that the only job I could get with my creative writing degree where I lived was table waiting, and I did that for a full year before getting a masters.
While in grad school, I got to focus on writing, but there was this nagging voice in the back of my mind that told me I needed to hurry up and make some money.
After I graduated, I found a job as a ghostwriter, and immediately put away any ideas of working on my own writing. I was too engulfed in the lies that you couldn’t make money as a writer on your own. I believed that the stories I wanted to tell didn’t matter because I needed to be professional and prove myself to some employer.
Well, I tried for years. And it was a real square-peg-in-a-round-hole sort of situation.
And finally, when I came back to writing, when I started believing in the story I wanted to tell, when I put my writing before the company I worked for – that’s when everything started to feel right again.
Are you looking for a way to get back to your writing?
Do you have a story that you need to tell?
Are you ready to make a career out of your writing?
Then maybe it’s time you book a session with me.
Wanna work together?
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