A WriterWalking backward

Ken Saunders

So the honeymoon appears to be over, or at least quickly fading and once again pulling the trigger on the day seems harder. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I’m doing now. I don’t know any Freelancers, Writers, Entrepreneurs that don’t live for what they do. I think after a while when you’re between jobs or even in the middle of one you’re either not challenged by or simply hate, it gets harder to find that creative enthusiasm. This is where I find myself now. Most of the writing work I’ve been finding all the usual places, Upwork.com, Freelancer… The excitement of winning a contract and completing it is thrilling. The pay of course not so much, especially at the beginning. It is the price (literally) you have to pay. So to counteract this I’ve been reading a whole lot of articles here on Medium and elsewhere looking for that magic ingredient where I’ll wake up and have my email inbox full to the brim with creative, interesting and lucrative job offers. It hasn’t happened yet, so I’ll keep looking, keep writing. One of the things I have learned is that daily writing is so very very important. It really is like going to the gym if you don’t use it you lose it. So while I’m learning to use it I’ll keep walking backward looking for that next opportunity. Let me ask you guys, When did you become the pursued rather the hunter? What was is you did in whatever field you work in that changed the dynamics so that people wanted your services. I’m asking because I suspect that it is something that can be applied across job titles.

Ken Saunders

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Born in New York, schooled in the Berkshires, Became an adult in L.A., found my Soul in Seattle. Been writing & drinking copious amounts of coffee since 2012.

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