I mentioned before that there's no guarantee on my current job past the end of the year, so I'd been checking into work as a freelance writer. The first job I created a proposal for didn't work out. However, I did apply for another freelance job and was hired. It's not glamorous or exciting, but I am making decent money for the amount of time I'm putting in. I've been writing about a variety of topics, learning to write quickly and getting paid to better my writing skills. I'm excited to be writing "professionally" and am no longer as worried about my job as a programmer.
I feel rather validated right now. I never went to college to be a writer, because I was always told I wouldn't be able to make a living writing. That may have been true 15 years ago, but now with the internet and online work, it IS possible.
I am still working feverishly on Faceoff of the Heart to have it ready by the beginning of December. I'm also going to be making a few changes to the topics I cover in my blog, which will hopefully help build my reader platform and convince people that they really want to read what I have to say.
It'd be great if you guys could tell me what you'd like to read. What are your interests outside of reading? What topics and genres do you like to read about? What blogs do you read regularly?