Greetings. My name is Anjela.
I’m a creative writer!
(No…seriously, I mean that literally and figuratively.)
If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that creativity is the adjective on which most of my life’s endeavors begin and end. It’s the word that describes me best.
I have a very active creative life that has expressed itself professionally as an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, and content marketer.
Riding this creative wave has provided me with some great career opportunities such as that of a newsroom graphic artist, event planner, packaging graphic designer, world traveler, administrative assistant, Teaching English as a Second Language (TEFL) instructor, and freelance content writer, to name a few.
(If you haven’t noticed it yet, I’m a bonafide multipotenialite too.)
In November of 2016, my creativity shifted focus from non-fiction writing to include fiction when I took up my first National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge…and won.
(Fiction writing has always been a dream of mine since I was a little kid. However, writing my first 50K-word fiction novel in 30 days had its challenges!)
Which brings us to the present
Currently, I’m re-writing my 79K-word first draft in an effort to publish my first novel, a fantasy novel entitled Dark Waters of Evening, while juggling life as a self-employed single-mom who homeschools her 7-year-old daughter.
(Yup, the “fun” never ends in at my house.)
Making time every day to foster creativity gives me energy and helps me to spin the other plates that are comprised of work as a freelance professional and a dedicated homeschooling mom.
(This proud mama is happy to see her Kiddo finally hitting her creative stride.)
Learning new things and merging that knowledge with my experience is my “jam.”
(Sometimes, I make something new and unique. Other times, I end up with a big goose egg. Then it’s back to the drawing board.)
Whether I succeed or fail, I just keep moving forward.
(After taking a moment for a brief victory dance or meltdown, depending on the outcome.)
Still, my eye never waivers from the prize…to live the joyful, self-actualized life of a writer.
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So, what will this blog cover? Expect to find posts that not only highlight my life’s journey and observations, but also those of a new writer. Here you will find mention of any and all creative fodder that fuels my life’s vision and furthers my writing goals.
Some will include:
■ Melding of work and single-motherhood with the writer’s life
■ Ways to foster creativity
■ Mapping my writer’s journey
■ Research and tips to improve writing, storytelling for fiction
■ Building a strong writer’s platform with a focus on content marketing and branding
■ Gleaning inspiration from everyday life
■ My insights and inroads to creative thinking
■ People, places, books, articles, hobbies, movies, etc. that inspire me and my craft
Join me on my journey as I delve deeper into the world of writing…and other creative pursuits.
Who knows, perhaps you’ll want to flex your creative muscles and start writing too.
Note: I’m not a creativity trainer or life coach. But, if you need a cheerleader or a “workout” buddy, I’m your woman!