I started my writing business doing what a lot of freelancers do — writing for magazines and newspapers, creating brochures, etc. And while this was a good way to get started, I found it wasn’t the best fit for me. Mainly because I needed to earn more money than what the projects I was doing were commanding. I wasn’t interested in the model of working feverishly to amass a mountain of freelance projects that paid a small amount individually, but collectively paid OK. I needed better than that. I needed each individual project to pay well.
So I got into ghostwriting. As with many opportunities, it wasn’t an opportunity I was necessarily looking for, but it was one I was prepared for, nonetheless. I believe someone defined that as luck — “when preparation meets opportunity.” I don’t much believe in luck, preferring to see blessings and fortune, but that’s beside the point. The point here is that I was in a place to take advantage of an opportunity that transformed my business.