This is Not Related to Hulk Hogan.
Before I was a freelance writer and author, I was a writer. I know that sounds silly but there’s a freedom in just being a writer without saying you’re a writer.
My mom says I first started reading books at 9 months old. She’s convinced I was turning the pages and line reading. Maybe I was. Maybe I’m a genius. All I know is that I always loved storytelling. Writing was an escape for me as a child. I have journals filled with handwritten tales of everything from mysteries to adventures to thrilling romance (the latter I blame for watching “The Young and the Restless” at six years old). As a teenager, I would spend many weekend nights, writing spec scripts for The X-Files and ER. I loved exchanging funny creative stories with my best friend via email. We used to write these outlandish stories, trying to outdo each other with our creativity and jokes, and we kept adding on and on and being more and more ridiculous. That was my idea of being a reckless youth, and I had a blast doing it.
After high school I put writing aside for many years in favour of acting. But I hated auditioning and I was more of a waitress than an actress.
Then in my mid-20s I started writing and producing my own off-off-off-off Broadway plays. My love of writing had been reignited. That quickly turned into a freelance writing career…
In the beginning, as I was establishing myself, I was writing a ton of essays for a number of women-centric publications. In the early 2010s, essays were a huge thing. I loved the opportunity of weaving my life experiences into stories that could potentially resonate with others. I wrote about everything. How I tried to work as a 1-800 psychic when I was broke in New York, how it was like dating an older guy who kept interrupting me. I mean, I wrote my little heart out.
Soon, the essay writing dropped off in favour of content creation. But, there’s something so beautifully raw and fun about sharing yourself in a completely vulnerable and unexpected way, and letting the story build and unfold and letting it be what it’s going to be. I think this is why I am creating this blog.
In a way I feel like I’m returning to my roots. Creating just for the sake of creating. Sharing for the sake of sharing. Not to influence but to connect. Remember when we did that? We were out in the blogging world, expressing ourselves for the hell of it and not for the paid promotions?
I’ve always wanted my writing to inform, inspire, and/or entertain. I’m not sure this will be the case here. I’m definitely not holding myself to that. But if it does, cool. And if it doesn’t, thanks for stopping by.
I might write another X-Files spec. Who knows. I’m in a full circle moment. Anything is possible. If you’re up for it, I’d love for you to stick around.