Creating My Own Opportunities

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It’s been over a month since I last posted here but it doesn’t seem that long. The truth is that I’ve been writing the whole time and I’m figuring out how to create my own opportunities. I’ve created my own “storytelling” space with The Multi-Verse, and it’s led me to some very wonderful worlds.

With The Multi-Verse, I’m able to tell a story in my own way. I can create any world I want, any character I want, and any scenario I want. It’s a place to let my creative juices run free without any constraints. I’m enjoying every moment of it and it’s been a great way to keep myself writing on a regular basis. I’ve also gained a few friends along the way.

I’m learning how to market my writing through social media. I’m sure I’m the last person on the planet to learn this trick, but I’m getting there. I’ve found that my best option is Twitter. This might not be the case for others, but it’s been a game-changer for me. I’m really getting the hang of how to use it to my advantage. And here’s one thing I have learned. Be aware of what time of day and/or night you put your stuff out there and see where your biggest hits come in. I’m finding that when I post something at night, it doesn’t do as well as something I post first thing in the morning. It all comes down to who’s on when you announce your work.

I’m also writing on a multi-roleplay blog site called Legends of the Veil. Allow me to introduce myself, I am Queen Medb and I am immortal. This is the second such site I’ve written for and I always enjoy myself in this environment. I become part of a team while still working on my own. It helps keep me structured as I’ve got deadlines and word count restrictions I’ve got to keep up with. I need that or else I’ll just wander off and get lost.

Also, I still do some writing on Medium.com. Not as much as I have in the past, but I’m still there. I’ve been writing a lot of 50-word and 100-word stories. I love microfiction!!!! It’s not as easy as it might sound. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever written. I’ve been working at it a little over a year now and it hasn’t gotten any easier either. But it’s the challenge that drives this writer forward.

I have to credit all I’ve accomplished to this little blog right here, however. In an effort to create a space for myself, I’ve created several new opportunities along the way. This blog was supposed to be my place to document my journey as a writer, but it’s done more than that. This little space has helped me prove to myself that I can do this. It’s given me the courage to leave my comfort zone and create my own opportunities.

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