Some of you have been following my writerly dream for a long time. Some of you are just now introduced to me (hi, I’m Amy, nice to meet you lovelies).
- There was the time I finally admitted to the Facebook world that I want to be an author, and then shortly after that I got a blog and told you all why I want to write.
- There was the time I asked if you should quit your job, and then more recently I quit mine.
- There was the time I had to step back from writing to work on living, and I wrote a number of posts on relationships of course.
- I had to say no to alot of things and find the right things to say yes to. I’m still learning that, and you probably are too.
All that to say, it’s been a journey. One that obviously isn’t done, because I don’t have a novel out yet. But I *am* now published. You heard that right! I had my first paid gig, that is to say, my dayjob paid me to write an article. It’s a step in the journey I am thrilled to have taken.
If you’re interested, go check out my article on Hope for Orphans. Orphan ministry isn’t just adoption, in fact, most orphans are not adoptable. And it’s so cool to see all the ways we can help! While you’re at it, see why the founders of Hope for Orphans are members of Samaritan Ministries (my dayjob). Health care doesn’t have to be impersonal.
Now excuse me while I do a happy dance for being published and paid for writing 😉
14 thoughts on “The first paid gig”
CONGRATS AMY! What a dream come true. I am so eagerly awaiting the day that I can publish a post just like this one. I hadn’t read your previous posts on your desire to be a writer. I’ll have to go back and check them out. Way to make things happen 🙂
Thanks girl! Just taking one step at a time, closer and closer.
And your writing is SUPERB, I can’t imagine you taking too long to get what you want out there in the world 😉 I’m a HUGE fan 🙂
Amy you’ve just made me super happy by saying this. Thanks so much truly. I’ve really got to get on the ball. Starting has been a rad overwhelming but the encouragement helps me to stay focused.
That’s what us readers are for – to keep each other going <3
OH MY GOSH AMY YOU’RE HALFWAY THERE!!! I’m so super proud of you! One day soon, we’re going to see your book in print. This is why we writerly journey together, because now we can celebrate each other’s milestones!
Exactly! I love our Trello convos and our outside Trello convos. We keep each other goin’! I’ve got so many ideas for my novel, and it’s gonna happen if I just. keep. going.
Well done Amy!
Thank you 😊
Congratulations, that is totally awesome!
Thank you, I’m so happy!
Thank you!!! 🙂
Way to be a voice for orphans! and thank you for serving with your talents…
Mine is just a small drop in the bucket, but it’s something 🙂 thanks for devoting your artwork, your poems, to orphan ministry!