I am a first time blogger writing my way forward towards a career in the writing industry. I have always loved writing and am excited to have an outlet where the world can be a part of my journey. So here I am, at the very beginning of this experience and I will document everything that I will be doing in search of a writing career. I’ll also include my writing projects along the way.
Here is a list of my current skills and education at the start of my journey forward:
Career: Registered Massage Therapist
Education: College courses in Biology, Spanish, English and Anthropology
Degree: Massage Therapy training program, 3000 hours
Knowledge Base: Thorough knowledge of the human body, its systems, anatomy, pathology, physiology, pain and stress management, etc. Knowledge of other information on many different topics.
Computer skills: Comfortable with PC’s and MAC’s, Microsoft Word, Internet use, computer maintenance and troubleshooting. Enjoy learning new programs and technologies.
Typing skills: 28 words per minute, looking at the keyboard as I type. (This will have to change, of course)
Office Skills: Administration, organization, customer service, office manual creation, etc.
Hobbies: Writing, reading, knitting, painting, travel, cooking, baking, video games, animals
Writing Experience: Won a writing award as a child, created books in high school for class, written many poems , published a poem in a magazine, created office manuals for various jobs and other how-to manuals.
As you can see, I have no specific training in the field of writing, as of yet, though I often feel like I am overflowing with a tremendous desire to write.
Now I need to formulate a plan. In the meantime, please enjoy this delicious quote:
It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop. -Vita Sackville-West