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A Freelance Writer’s New Beginning

December 4, 2009 3 comments

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.

~Kimberlee