Hi, and welcome to my little corner of the web. My name is TC Clark and I’m a freelance writer. I typically write for two genres non-fiction and romance. This year I’m going to transition into a full-time writing career. I’m not just saying that as a dream or a wish, I’m setting a plan into motion in order to make this happen for me.
I want to use this platform as a way of documenting my transition. I will be the first to admit that I’m nervous, I’m definitely a 9 to 5 girl, and I’ve always had a full-time job and a stable career. I’m a very vanilla soul when it comes to this part of my life, I find comfort in routine. This attitude makes this lifestyle change daunting, to say the least.
I’ve always loved writing and reading, as a young child I preferred libraries to parties and fictional characters to friends. Now writing this out, it doesn’t seem like such a healthy outlook, but this is the time for honesty. I’m honestly not happy with my current career and the 18-year-old version of me would definitely be disappointed with my current life.
When I went back and reviewed my journals I realized I’m way off the mark from where I had envisioned myself to be at this age. I live one town over from my hometown, I’m not married to a soccer player ( I don’t know how that made it in there), I haven’t traveled the world and I’m not a full-time writer. I plan on spending 2018 rectifying this, although I must admit soccer players are a rarity in middle Georgia, so that goal just may have to stay a fantasy for now.
I’ve set up some writing goals for this year. I would like to publish at least 10 public pen name written works. I also need to earn at least 3000 a month in order to transition into a full time writer career seamlessly.
I believe determining the amount of money that I need to survive on a month is a crucial step to this transition process. I don’t want to be a writer for the rest of the year. I want to be one for the rest of my life.
I’ve also started listening to writing podcasts as well (such as http://www.thecreativepenn.com/podcasts/), trying to create the right mindset for myself. I set up a schedule where I work on my personal projects for two hours before I go to work and I work on my school work for two hours after I get off. I’m not saying I’m exhausted, I’m just saying I may overdose on coffee or chocolate #dealerschoice. Follow me along as I discover if this career is something I can make work on a full-time basis.