Thursday, February 12, 2015

a professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.


It's strange. My whole life I have always wanted to be a writer. I suppose I had this vague notion of what it would be like. Every day, I would wake up, turn on my computer, and write the day away. As a child, I wasn't sure if I would write novels, work for a newspaper, or write for a magazine. What I did know? Writing would be my career. No matter what. I never thought about how much money I would make or how I would gauge success. I just wanted to write. Now that I am older, I have learned that achieving that vague notion? It is going to take an awful lot of hard work and determination.

I have been freelance writing for four years. Constantly applying for jobs, tweaking my resume, writing articles upon articles upon articles, handling social media, going for interviews, submitting invoices......it's exhausting! But I know that each and every step I take is getting me a tiny bit closer to the dream I had when I was young. Even now, I still believe all of the hard work will pay off. I still believe it is possible to achieve those impossible dreams. I guess that belief is what keeps me going when my schedule is crazy. When I cancel plans to work. When I feel overwhelmed. Ultimately, I think whatever career path you choose to pursue - determination is everything.

On that note! I thought I would post a few of the articles I have written lately. While I write about a wide range of topics (everything from roofing shingles to travel tips to lifestyle), I thought I would post a few related to fashion and beauty. So, here goes....

Loxa Beauty
Beauty No-No: Falling Asleep In Your Makeup
Creating Fuller Looking Lips In Minutes
5 Must Haves For Your Purse

Style It Rock It
Your Guide To Wearing Marsala Right
The Most Buzzworthy Moments From Paris Fashion Week
Celebrity Looks For Less: Taylor Swift

Passport Diva
Tips To Enjoy a Healthy Life While Travelling
Packing 101: To Shoe or Not To Shoe? 

Pretty Diaries
How Meghan Trainor Is Inspiring Body Confidence
Beauty By The Numbers

Daily Beauty Blog
Full Face Look: Kat Von D Products
All About Graphic Liner

So! That is a tiny peek at a bit of the writing I have been doing over the last few weeks. I have definitely been doing my best to stay busy and further my career. Who knows what the future has in store for my writing career. For now, I am doing my best, working hard, and hoping things will eventually fall into place. Writing is my passion. Even though I may lose it from time to time.....it is what I want to do with my life. And I know that will never change.

What is your passion? Do you have a dream job?

xo Shannon

18 comments:

  1. Your writing is always a pleasure to read. I hope that you manage to get where you want to be sooner rather than later! Shannon at katepetali.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  2. Thanks for sharing this post, and your written work. :) I'll take a peek.

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  3. It's so exciting to see your work published. I want to be a buyer. Such as for a business. Like maybe box stores.

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  4. That is so great!! Keep going for your dreams girl!!

    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  5. That is so great!! Keep going for your dreams girl!!

    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  6. That's so cool. I love to read the pieces you write.

    www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com

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  7. I like your writing too. :) Lots of luck!

    http://the-may-day.blogspot.ro/

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  8. I loved this post so much...:) I also like to write and take pictures for living :) I hope all our dreams come true.
    Happy Valentines Day in advance.

    Stay in touch..!!
    Namaste..!!
    http://awesomewithtwoleftfeet.blogspot.in/

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  9. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    Interesting posts, beautiful photos & design! It’s really amazing!
    Great job! I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  10. Love the way you write! Its do hard to write something that is good to read, not boring and with nice content!
    Kisses dear! ♥

    allthatweseeisjustadreamwithinadream.blogspot.pt

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  11. Good luck with that. In December I released my first jewelry book and I can say that it was a really hard work. I've never thought about being an author, but once understand that it would be nice to share my experience with other people. And I understand you very well.
    Margo Raffaelli

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  12. it's important to never give up on our dreams <3

    xoxo,
    Alice's Pink Diary

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  13. I just read several of these articles and they are great!! Keep up the good work and don't let anything get you down!! xoxo

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    We can follow each other if you will.
    Just let me know)))
    I always follow back!
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  16. Grt that u made ur dream cum true
    Do chek my new blogpost dear
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  17. Happy Valentine's Day ! Great Post !
    Would u like to follow each other ??

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