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A Freelance Writer’s New Beginning

After an unplanned hiatus, I am back online and slowly recreating my freelance writing career. I am a little older, a little wiser, and I hope that all of the lessons involved will make me a stronger writer. I’ll post more about my experiences offline in upcoming posts, to give a little insight into what happens when a writer stumbles along the freelance path.

One thing you may note, is that I had a blog previously, called Freedom Writing. Sadly, it is no longer in existance, and I don’t plan on reviving it. Instead, I’m starting fresh here. However, when life offers these chances to start over, it is not a “clean slate.” Rather, it is a time to learn, a time to grow from the — sometimes quite literal — fertilizer that came before, and encorporate past mistakes into future growth.

My goals for this blog are simple enough. I will write about this writer’s life, and all it entails. Some days, that may include writing ten articles through a toddler’s temper tantrum. Others may be about a fun book I’ve read, whether or not it is a writing book. No matter what comes through this writer’s mind onto the page, it should prove enlightening and perhaps help you along your freelance writing journey.

You may wonder why I chose that picture for my first post here at KFW. It’s a beautiful picture by my good friend, Joleene Naylor, when she went on a trip to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. Ms. Wilder was one of my favorite childhood authors growing up, writing enchanting tales of her childhood on the prairie. She, among many others, inspired me to become a writer. She was one of my heroes.

Also, I cannot recall if she ever mentioned the “Door to Nowhere” pictured. I would suspect that she would use it to crawl out on the roof below, and daydream to the view of the sunset. I used to daydream all the time, and have not found the time to do so nearly as often as an adult.

It is in the spirit of daydreams, of heroes, and of sunsets that I boldly start again on my freelance writing career.


  1. December 3, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Kim, this is SUCH a beautiful post. I’m SO glad you’ve come back to the freelance world. You were TRULY missed and your wisdom, insight, and talent are greatly appreciated. Good to have you back!!! 😀


  2. December 3, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks Michele! I think I’m ready. When I started back in October, it was all a child’s dream realized, and just as foggy. I was unprepared for the stumbling blocks along the way. Now I know what I’m facing, and I’m ready to do it again.

    Thank you for the kind words, you’ve got me blushing again. 😉


    • December 3, 2009 at 8:19 pm

      You’re welcome, Kim! You truly are an exceptional writer. I’m always amazed by the words you write. I can feel the passion, hear the wisdom, see the beauty! I know it’s hard for you to take the compliments, but every one is from the heart – and so true!


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