so i got a new job and im starting monday. im really proud of how quickly i went into writer mode and with what i churned out and generally how i reacted to being made redundant. but i think it was a touch premature to think i was ready yet to support myself with my writing. HOWEVER. it did really get me started thinking about this being the direction im headed in. as a result of having had this time to reasses my goals and direction career-wise, im going to set up some related goals for next year.
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i wrote this entry last friday:
i got made redundant yesterday. it was a real shock but im trying to see it as a positive, as an opportunity. in my job i felt like i was waiting to be the person i would become. i yearned, when asked “so what do you do?” to be able to reply “im a writer” instead of “im a receptionist”.
im 25 and my life is passing me by. im tired of waiting. its crazy, but this could be a chance to become a writer for me. i dont want to go back to a job where my contribution means very little and i am not intellectually challenged or valued. i want a job where my contribution is something i am proud of.
lately id been fantasising alot about the day i would become a freelance writer. its crazy as im not very experienced and i dont know how much work there is. but i do have connections and am of the impression that there is a lack of good writers in this industry.
before i leave for good i should try to let everyone in the office know that im looking for work as a writer.
today is tuesday, and in addition i would like to add that ive spoken to our head of development and gotten some real direction since then. im going to write spec scripts for tv shows i want to write for, ive already subscribed to loads of screenwriting blogs, put the word out amongst colleagues and im going to submit an article to a local cultural website tomorrow. ive also decided to start a blog. my friend and i have decided to do lots of networking thsi summer, as thats how many freelancers get gigs. kicking off by going to a film festival tomorrow night.pow!
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