Intro to my blog

Hi, everybody! I’d like to welcome you to my new blog!

Why am I blogging? Well, for two reasons. First, it is a great way to make connections. As a new published author, I’m excited to meet other writers, readers, and bloggers and I look forward to learning from them.

Second, and most importantly, I want to share things I’ve learned, experienced, and picked up along the way to help others turn their passions into reality, whether it is with their writing or another career. We all have friends and acquaintances who feel “stuck” in their lives and they want to do something different. Some want to write a book but don’t know how to start. Some writers have started a book but don’t know how to finish it. Others want a different career but don’t know how to transition from their current one.

Being stuck in a holding pattern isn’t the best feeling; it sucks frankly. But I’ve been there. And I can tell you that I’ve been blessed and I’ve worked hard to make career changes in both the corporate world and in my writing. I’ve transitioned from corporate careers in retail sales to financial analysis to product management and I’ve managed to write, edit, and publish my first book (“Partners in Crime”, a detective novel) during this time. So I want to share things that can make your lives easier if you find yourselves wanting to write a book and/or desiring to change careers.

Now, I’m not someone who has “made it” by any stretch of the imagination. I am learning about the writing, publishing, and promotions business every day. This is new for me. But as my friends told me when they suggested I start a blog, every nugget of information I share will benefit someone. Likewise, the more people I reach, the more I will learn from them. So that means I encourage dialogue with and among you. Share what you think! That’s what will make this fun. For more information, please see my comments policy here.

So how will this work? I’ll aim to post things once a week with content focused on the following topics:

  • (Primary) Writing, publishing, and other related activities
  • Inspirational messages and content that help people follow their passion

Periodically, I’ll also post content revolving around other interesting topics. I can’t predict what that will be like; it depends on whatever Life throws at us.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog!

James

About James Reid

Novelist/Writer of detective stories
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4 Responses to Intro to my blog

  1. Joey V says:

    Fantastic! Look forward to reading your thoughts advice and insight. “Career transition” is right up my alley.

    Like

  2. Griselda says:

    love to read blogs…looking forward to yours

    Like

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