A few weeks ago, I went to a writing workshop that I had no intention of attending. But Manhattanville holds such affordable workshops that--come on--I can't pass it over. Plus Neil was really interested in going. And I'm glad we went.
The focus was about Practical Writing: blogging, freelancing, advertising, and a super morning workshop on genre writing.
So a month later, I'm in a whole new world of writing: nonfiction. Something I never even saw myself doing but was immediately drawn to once I started researching all different job listings. I've done some petty articles--so insignificant and low pay that my name didn't even get printed on the by-line.
After a week, I realized that I wouldn't even consider a job unless it had something to do with travel. Then, things began to evolve. Now, I'm working on travel guides with a new company in Vegas that works with Iphone. Very high tech, very travel oriented. The two together make a perfect match with all the bells and whistles....like a by-line and--yes--a payrate!
I'm looking at NYC in a whole new light. Not as a monolith of cement but as a source for the beginning of something very exciting!!