Yes. Indeed. Passion and talent definitely does equal creative freedom for many people.
I am a book lover, blogger, coffee addict, dreamer, ever-positive, Facebook Junkie, girly girl, who is mostly always happy and inspired to do something with her life. Oh yeah, and I am a writer. A published author. A speaker on subjects close to my heart like writing. There. My very own personal statement. I feel inspired to talk about me today. What am I doing? Where am I going. You have been forewarned.
So, first let me bring you up to speed on my past history.
I got started with my author-preneur business when I started this site. That was way back in late summer of 2013. Since then, I have grown a lot as a writer/blogger branching out into areas that never occurred to me when I started, like how to market books. Wow. That could be an entire niche blog on its own.
As an author, I’ve written a YA time travel fantasy, then a self-help motivational booklet for writers. I have followed that up with several novellas and short stories of differing genres. I even published a collection of Christmas short stories, (it will be promoted again soon).
I only just now realized that even as an author-preneur, you can lose yourself in work and not experience the freedom that you crave. You have to be purposeful, yet flexible. Sort of like sails on a sailboat. You have to be able to withstand the changeable winds of stormy seas and yet do a superb job of keeping things afloat in the brightness of a better day. No lying loose on the rigging.
I believe in following your passion. You have to know what that is first of course. Some people do not know that they have a talent simply because no one told them so. Well, here you go: You have a talent that the world is waiting for. Sometimes that passion won’t net you a penny. Sometimes it may make you a living. Most times, it will be somewhere in between – but as the greats always say, do it even if it never makes you a penny.
If it isn’t a following that you would do anyway, even if you never made any money at it, maybe it isn’t your passion.
And it takes time to build up a business from your talent/passion. The world doesn’t know you yet. And worse, they could care less that you are filled to overflowing with excitement about this new venture. Just remember that old adage, Rome wasn’t built in a day. You cannot make great spaghetti without some noodles, right?
I am such an open person, I have to remind myself to slow down, stop, think about what you are saying. What goes out on the Internet is out there forever, so choose what you say and post wisely. When your passion leads you into a successful career, you don’t want to be blacklisted for some random and careless expression that you were feeling in a heated moment.
So, here we are at the 500 word mark in this blog post and I am just getting started. Guess it will have to wait for another day. I hope that you go out and make this the day you create something that no one else will ever create. You are unique. You are special. You are creative!