IWSG Question: What was your very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer? Where is it now? Collecting dust or has it been published?
We would have to go way, way back to find my very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer. My bio says I've been "writing since I first picked up a crayon" and that is so true.
I wrote for school newspapers in middle and high school.
My first paid writing was after my college internship at a small local community newspaper in Florida. From there I wrote for magazines.
From there I got married, had babies, got depressed and stopped writing.
Fast forward a few years and I began this blog here.
I was very fortunate this blog caught the eye of the editor of an online publication and from there, as they say, it's history.
Except add in a few more stops and starts along the way.
My writing is good. But my ability to self sabotage is even better!
My writing career hasn't been linear. There have been times I've paid my bills with writing. Other times I've paid my bills with an assortment of other jobs and didn't write at all. I continually strive for the balance between working to survive and writing to succeed.
My life, like my writing, is a work in progress.
This post is a part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, a monthly meeting of writers who over think, under write and just want people to like them.