Hashtag Writer

I’m a writer.

I get paid to write.

I used to write in a fancy office in a fancy building. I used to report to a boss and collect a bi-weekly check and attend company lunches.

Now I write on my couch which happens to be right next to the little home office I put together but never use because I don’t have to. I’m my own boss. My checks come whenever my clients pay me. My “company lunches” are usually still pizza, though. Not much of a change there. Except I get the whole pizza to myself.

Before the fancy office writing job, I was a Production Associate for a pharmaceutical company. I edited the S.O.P’s (Standards of Operations) sometimes. But mostly I made drugs (while wearing a super sexy lab coat and lovely latex-y smelling latex gloves).

Before that…I had a string of whatever jobs and wrote poetry and short stories in my free-time. For zero money. My friends thought they were good though.

Before that I spent my adolescence and teen years writing angsty little poems and stories while dreaming of the day I’d become a famous author and poet. Bless my little heart.

Pop quiz: When did I become an real writer?

Answer: I don’t know.

 

Nor do I care.

I just am.

Now.

 

 

 

One thought on “Hashtag Writer”

  1. This alone is proof of your fantastic writing abilities and why I’ve always wanted to see you dive heavily into it. It’s a gift. You said so much, so well in a short post. You are amazing!

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