Being a writer means submitting your work for approval. It means having your articles rejected, your thoughts disagreed with, your emails unanswered, and your carefully sculpted paragraphs dismantled and picked apart. And that’s before publication. Once your words go live, unless you ghostwrite (which I frequently do) you’re offering yourself up to a potential reader base like a lamb to the slaughter.
I’ve been called all kinds of things, started a whole bunch of fights, and been reduced to tears by comments from strangers, rejections from editors, and rewrite requests from clients. When your work is your passion, you are fortunate, they say.
But when you have to mold and shape your passion to the tastes of others, its throbbing heartbeat begins to fade.
I designed Work Write Balance as a space for my voice to be heard – uncensored and raw – with no edits, no rewrites, no pretending to be the voice of someone else or have an opinion that I don’t; or an obligation to create content about shoe insoles, breast implants, fire alarms, or cleaning products.
This is a space for me to celebrate my passion and inspire me to get back to grassroots when I can, as often as I can. I hope that through this portal my words will be read, that my articles will inspire, my stories will entertain, and that my opinions won’t offend. Although I expect that many of them will. Please remember…
I’m just like you, breezing through life as the wind in the trees, trying to find my space.
You’ll find a whole collection of articles here. Work Write Balance is my soapbox. I’m a full-time writer, editor, and content strategist in the cryptocurrency industry, passionate about individual rights, freedoms, and self-sovereignty, I’m optimistic that we can change the world for the better; if we don’t destroy it before we have the chance.
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