With the current COVID-19 situation affecting the entire planet, there seems to be no better time than now to write about this very important part of my freelance work in the past. Once I became more comfortable with my freelance job and I was able to write more and more words in a single day, the topics that I received for work started to expand. A lot. Initially, most of it was expanding to topics such as food, pets, fashion, green living, music, etc. I did my best to complete all the necessary research beforehand and to make sure that the article that I completed would be true to the topic.
There is no better way to understand the internet than to work for it.
The first writing job that I ever got was to write 40 100-word articles... for $5.
Considering that I write screenplays, you would think that I was a huge movie fan as a child. However, this is not the case for me. I was obsessed with cartoons as a child, but movies never really interested me. In fact, although I had seen some movies by the time I reached my teenage years, I discovered that their number was much smaller than that of the people around me.
When it comes to the Internet, I grew up in the time of dial up internet connections and a speed of 56 kbit/s. Oh yeah. Patience was certainly a virtue back then. If you wanted to get anything done on the Internet, you needed to prepare yourself for long periods of just starting at the screen, waiting for something to load.
When I was about thirteen, I entered my local public library to search for a new book. I did this about twice a month at the time, and I almost always chose a random book from the shelf.
Many things in life inspired me to become a writer, but school was not one of them.
It will take some time for me to reach the present day, but you will have to bear with me a little bit on this journey. After all, I have created this series to document as much as I can of the entire journey so that perhaps other writers will find at least some aspects of my own journey useful.
I don't know what makes us choose a vocation. I suppose we all have different reasons why we gravitate towards a particular job. When we’re young it’s usually an honest passion. You love animals and want to see them protected, so you decide to become a veterinarian. You wonder what it feels like to step on the Moon, so you want to become an astronaut. Perhaps a painter, an actor, a doctor, a chef. A storyteller.