On November 23, 2021, I published my first eBook. I’ve been documenting the entire experience of self-publishing with KDP on WriterSanctuary. However, I am going to turn this blog into my site for published works.
In A Freelancer’s Tale, I write about my experiences about becoming a freelance writer starting with content mills. I managed to turn it into a full-time career while having to deal with one of the darkest moments of my life.
It’s a testament to what you can do and what you can accomplish even while the world around you is dark and grim. As long as you hang on to hope and keep moving forward, anything is possible.
This book contains all of the steps I made to go from making $8 per hour at a job with the school district to writing full-time. Since quitting traditional jobs back in 2013, I’ve never looked back.
Why an Autobiography?
To be honest, it was meant as more of a way to help one of my YouTube viewers. He asked if I’ve ever used Kindle Direct Publishing before. Since I only write or make videos on tools I use, I thought it would be a good place to start.
And I thought it was going to be something I could quickly whip up and toss on KDP for the experience. Boy, was I wrong.
In many ways, writing an autobiography is more difficult than putting together a piece of fiction. At least when I write the stories, I’m not worried about remembering how events unfolded or real-life accuracy.
Not to mention that I had to relive a lot of the darkness in my life…which wasn’t all too fun.
But if you want to know how I started as a freelance writer, A Freelancer’s Tale is exactly what I went through to get to where I am today.
And yes, I’m debating on doing a follow-up. There are some parts where I thought I could flesh it out better.