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Over the past few years, I have gone at my writing career alone. This could be because of the self-consciousness of my work. It could also be because I can be a bit shy around those I am not well acquainted with.
In this business, however, no one prospers by being shy or keeping their work stored away on a flash drive for their eyes only. You must mingle with your international colleagues and show as much work as you can to gain validity.
Ever since my hospital scare, I have re-evaluated how I run my writing career. Many days, I sit and think of ways to make things bigger and better for myself and those around me.
I came to a stunning realization – I NEED A MENTOR. Seriously.
I mean, I know I have done my literary thing for a long time, but the best way to really understand what you are doing is to have someone hold your hand. Or at least put the boot to your tail when you’re too scared to be yourself.
Everyone that is anyone had someone who was willing to put their hand out and guide them, whether a little or a lot. I am not asking for much. Just someone I can bounce ideas off as well as a person I can learn from because I know I do not have all the answers.
So, this is my shameless plea to any writer who would be willing to help me continue to learn the ropes. The pay is horribly nothing and the client can be a bit of a pest. However, there is a possibility to be a part of something great and maybe make a lifelong friend.
If you’re out there, and I hope you accept, I’m ready if you are. 😀