After a couple days off for medical “crap” I’m back and eager to write. There is just something about hearing my fingers click on the keys that sends a current through my blood. I’m creating I’m creating I’m creating, my fingers whisper.
In my latest copy/content writing escapades, I decided to throw my name out there on another platform to see if I can find some clients who might be interested in my voice.
I don’t know why, but Gilda Radner’s Rosanne Rosannadanna’s voice is going through my head here.
Has anyone ever tried Upwork? I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. It’s exciting to see so many job listings in my niche, but at the same time….it also feels like I’m just tossing my name out into a large void in which I can’t even hear my own echo.
I wonder if anyone will hear my voice….
I wonder if anyone will like it if they do…..
It’s time to for a confidence check!
I need to change that wonder from a questionable verb to a magical noun. I’m going to let those proposals I threw into the Upwork void spin around in gravity-free peace for a while and keep doing what I do best.
In Bird by Bird Anne Lamott said, “One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore. Another is that writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around.”
When I write, I am transported to another world inside my head. I’m “tramp”-sing along up there with no inhibitions. It’s a world in which I can look however I want and be whoever I want. Didn’t shave your legs this week Em? Eh…oh well.
I’m going to keep reading & keep researching, but most importantly, I’m going to take a moment for me.
I am going to walk about in life untethered to the any judgements, but be a visual sponge, taking it in and filing each scene for a future writing expedition.
Sitting back in my chair, my breath floats down from my chest, letting my legs stretch. I breathe out and sigh….something I’ve been told I do quite often.
I breathe back in and let the air float my head up, my chin forward and my eyes alight with inspiration anew.
I got this…..
And on that, I leave you with a Gilda Radner quote…