Thursday, September 02, 2010

What Do You Think?

First - this picture has nothing to do with the post. I just really like it :)

Okay, here's the deal. I'm almost done with my website (and when I say that I'm almost done, I mean my web designer is almost done). The only thing I really want to add is a section "About Me". This has been hard to write, not because I can't think of anything good to say about myself but because it's just so hard to narrow it down. (hee, hee)

Anyway, before I commit this to my website for all eternity (or at least until I want to change it), I thought I'd get some advice from the ones who know me best, but since my cats can't type, I'm asking you. Any comments are appreciated (though I'll only consider the nice ones):

I'm a daughter, sister, friend, and wife. I've worked on a ship, at a ski and golf resort, as a staffing specialist, and I still substitute teach. While I treasure my relationships and have enjoyed my work experiences, something was always missing. I found it in 2007 when I sat down to write a novel. I just wanted to see if I could to it. Six weeks after I started, I had 80,000 words. I didn't need any more encouragement.

I researched publishing, writing, agents, editors, but the more I researched, the more I realized how little I knew. I wanted to learn more, but I also wanted to keep writing while I learned.

Enter the Elk Rapids News - a small, weekly newspaper in need of a writer. I applied, and they hired me. Two years later I'm enjoying my freelance career as much as I enjoy writing my novels. Whether I'm writing devotionals, how-to articles, or a feature story about a local hero, I compose each piece with the care at attention I give to my fiction. I've realized that I don't just love writing make-believe, I love writing.

Since I started freelancing, I've had over one hundred articles published and have finished three full-length manuscripts. I'm also an active member of the American Christian Writers' Association and the American Christian Fictions Writers' Association. Someday I hope to modify this website to include two sections: Karin The Freelance Writer and Karin The Novelist.

2 comments:

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

I think it's awesome! I just have two thoughts -- and they're way subjective, so feel free to ignore. :)

1. When you say six weeks after you started, "I didn't need any more encouragement." I don't know what you mean. Why not?

2. Toward then end where you say "I don't just love writing fiction..." I think it would be clearer if it said, "I don't love writing just fiction..."

Karin said...

Thanks!!