To write or not to write?

Write of course.

Hello 2016.

My name is Troy. I’m 37, live in Illinois with my mother and 2 cats. I am working on my Masters Degree in Eng/Lang Lit from SNHU. I have 2 older brothers, 1 younger sister, 3 nephews, and 2 nieces. And I am a struggling self-employed writer. Not book writer, but business writer; web-pages, direct sales letters, white papers, enewsletters and blogs.

My hobbies include gardening, golfing, reading, walking/running, being outdoors, and having a good time with my family and friends. Blah, blah, blah.

I am a utilitarian moderate. I have spirituality. I claim no faith but my own, and I persecute no one for their beliefs. But I will call hypocrisy on ALL religions. Blah, blah, blah.

I am single, gay, and like everyone else am looking for someone to share my life with. Blah, blah, blah.

I have 2 DUI’s so I cannot drive, which makes it hard for me to get around and actually improve my lifestyle; like finding a part time job, because the nearest towns are 5 miles away, and  I have applied at every place hiring. All to no avail. Either I didn’t have enough experience or I was overqualified.

In the last few months, I have taken many steps to start improving my situation. I have accountability partners now helping me to push myself to do the things that need to be done. Speaking with these individuals have sparked many ideas to help me improve on many aspects of my life, not just professionally.

It’s time to stop allow the fear to keep me from committing completely and being concerned about what people think about the decisions I’m making. I thought this philosophy would have held strong after I was diagnosed with cancer, but fear is strong.

I am stronger.

I will conquer the fear keeping me from achieving the things I hold dear.

I know this post doesn’t seem appropriate for the title, but I am taking my business in a new direction, this is the first step. I am now answering honestly.

Happy writing everyone.

 

To write or not to write?

Wow, I forgot what this site looked like.

I’m working on updating my actual website, so I don’t get to spend much time in here anymore. Hell, it’s been almost 10 months. Do I have anything new to say?

Wow, that’s a loaded question. Do I talk about work, school, or life?

Well, this is the series about writing, so that doesn’t help much. All 3 pertain to my series. I write for work and school, and my life is writing. It’s all I ever think about. That and getting my license back, but that’s for a different blog.

I have canceled out a lot of noise lately. I use to read anything and everything about what I do and I always seemed to get conflicting messages from each of them. So I unsubscribed from a lot of emails.

I have to admit, I enjoy reading my emails again.

I can see what I’ve been missing out since I have zoned in on the website and polishing up my portfolio. Great opportunities to blog.

You see, I unsubscribed months ago, but I didn’t tell anyone. Lately, with the emails I did decide to keep, I’ve been getting that exact same message. Unsubscribe from emails you saved but haven’t read, only pick 3 or 4 people to follow, and clean out those folders.

And this isn’t the first time I’ve noticed something I’ve done, not told anyone, and then a few months later, it’s the latest trend.

I need to start saying what I’m doing, before it hits the airwaves. I feel I’ve been missing out on making myself known in the world I’m trying to get into. I seem to be a few months ahead of the rest of them. I feel it’s slowing down my progress.

Why shouldn’t I start to let people know what I’m up to? Second guessing myself is costing me big time.

Happy writing everyone.