What Kind Of Writing Do I Want To Do Now
I haven't created new writing courses in years. I want to use this post to share what I've been doing and why I haven't released a new course.
I wanted to be a journalist when I was younger, but then I started reading Anne Rice novels, which inspired me to write fiction. I filled hundreds of notebooks with writing exercises and even had a poem published when I was 16. However, due to practical reasons, my dream of being a writer took a backseat.
In the meantime, I entered the health and wellness field and gained certifications as a personal trainer, yoga instructor, and fitness nutrition specialist. I also did some ghostwriting for health and wellness blogs.
After an unsuccessful pivot in my health and wellness business, I decided to learn web development. While I didn't particularly enjoy web development, the certification helped me get a job refurbishing computers which taught me that I enjoy structure, checklists, and systems.
Later, I decided to write children's books as a quick win, and it eventually led to a popular course with over 10,000 students. The success of this course encouraged me to plan a larger children's book course.
However, I soon realized that I didn't want to write children's books anymore. I had written all the children's books I wanted to write, and making more would have felt like a chore.
The type of writing I'm interested in now is journalistic - particularly first-person experiences and personal essays. But I'm not good enough to teach it yet, so I'm developing a practice plan for myself.
Hopefully, I will have something to present on writing nonfiction pieces in the future.