It all began when I was told by a Lecturer, “You will never be a poet, a poet has to practise everyday.” Then, after writing a little epic poetry and been told “It has already been done!” I set myself a task, and would have to have a play with the Arts of Creative Writing to find my own niche. It took a while but I found it. My niche.
Being a Professional Writer has its highs and its lows. With small-steps and a disciplined routine, you can achieve results:
The first step: self-teach and practise in the digital world: learn a vast amount of knowledge with the Local University, but even with all this information the digital world was a territory unknown.
I began self-publishing a little poetry in 2015-2016:
An Art of Type
Although the eBooklets were short and sweet, I chose to share ideas, anyway. At least in self-publishing I could do anything I wanted, it was liberating! Still is.
Without explanation and in observation only, these eBooks revealed some insight into a lack of confidence, a lack of skill, and a lack of ability to promote myself. I lacked self-belief. Over time the eBooks have been edited, and for every new edit stimulates a new version of confidence. Skills take time to develop, especially without asking for help. And in the area of Creative Writing upon reflection, the naivety of my intention in the beginning shone through. Or so I see today.
For fun, and purely because overtime I learned to laugh at my own mistakes, onto a Blue Butterfly Trail which became an eBooklet available on Amazon. There were another few books, there were four of them in the beginning, they have been deleted, they were in clear need of an update.
The next step which included updates, was step 2