Yep, you read that right! I’m officially open for business!
It’s funny. I never really knew that writing commissions were a thing. I mean, it makes sense. If you can commission someone to make art for you or write you a song, then why shouldn’t you be able to commission someone to write some literature for you? Nevertheless, I was shocked when the first person contacted me about a commission. I was like, Is this real? Someone likes my writing enough to pay me to write some fanfiction for them? Honestly, though, it’s a dream come true. I mean, that’s the goal for us as writers, right? To be paid to do what we love?
I found my motivation! Really, I knew that I would. Writers block doesn’t last forever, though it’s always scary when you get it. It’s almost like a really bad flu that has you practically living in the bathroom. Sure, you know that eventually you’ll get better and then it’ll be like none of it ever happened, but there’s always a small part of you that worries that you’ll never get better and that you’ll be sleeping on that tile floor for the rest of your life. I always worry that this will be the writers block that does me in, and I’ll never write another word again.
Ever since I returned to school from my winter break, I’ve noticed that my motivation to work on my novel is somewhat lacking. That seems to be how it goes with me, though. Over summer and winter breaks, I’m a force to be reckoned with when it comes to my writing. At school, on the other hand, I can barely complete my writing assignments without a break every five seconds, much less get any work done on my novel. It’s frustrating, to say the least. My goal is to have it published by the end of my senior year (which is next school year), and how will I reach that goal when I can’t even bring myself to pull up the document on my computer? You’d think that majoring in Fiction Writing would mean that I would have a lot of time and motivation to work on my own personal projects, but no. Most of my time is taken up by reading classic literature as they attempt to mold us into the next great American author.