A Business Plan

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The common thread through all of my life has been my love for writing.

I know a little bit about business. I have learned a lot from some authors and mentors of the trade. I have an entrepreneurial spirit. I have designed and taught numerous creative writing workshops and camps. I spent a decade in a pottery studio, and I sometimes sold my functional art. I delved in network marketing for a while. I developed my own side teaching gig: private tutoring and one-on-one writing lessons.

I have a family and a full-time teaching career. I recently completed a Masters in Education. I like to get things done. I also fear accomplishment/success to some extent. I am hard on myself. I have a bit of a sabotaging section. Sometimes I am frozen and cannot seem to get up or wake up throughout the day.

I had not really considered writing to be a business that needs a business plan. But here I am, learning how to take this passion and make it a business. In order to do this, I need to believe that my writing has value for others.

I recently read Shaunta Grimes’s article “How to Create A Writer’s Business Plan.”

I am not surprised to learn that the business of writing is really like any other business. For anything we sell, we need to have goals and a plan to get there.

A writing business plan…lays out your goals and helps you to visualize all the steps between where you are now and where you want to be. — Shaunta Grimes

Because one of my goals for the month of December is to create an editorial calendar with 10 writing ideas a day, I now have several things to write about from this one article.

I will get clear about myself as a writer through summary, objectives, production, market, financials, and growth. If you have not read this article yet, I highly recommend it! I have a lot to learn about the business of writing. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

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