As some of you already know, I lost my job at the end of February.
While the news was completely unexpected, I decided to treat this major upheaval as a blessing in disguise.
Anyone who writes and creates while working full-time can tell you how challenging it is. Finding the time to dedicate to your craft while also spending most of the day working is hard enough; Couple that with trying to spend time with loved ones and maybe even take care of yourself, and you understand what it means to say “there aren’t enough hours in the day”.
All I’ve ever wanted is for my creative projects to be how I make my living.
So, rather than rushing back into the job market, I’ve decided to the artist life an honest shot. Over the past month I’ve spent hours a day writing; Treating it like the priority I want to be in my life. I’ve also been hustling on several side projects – you know, the ones that pay the bills, ha ha!
I’m really, really excited to be giving writing and art a real chance to be my new full-time job.
But to make this work, I need those side hustles! So, if you’re looking forward to all the extra content I now I have time to pump out and/or you just want to help make the dream happen, here’s how you can support my work!
Subscribe on Patreon
If you’re trying to decide on how best to support my work, Patreon gives you the best bang for your buck! For as little as $1 a month (yes, seriously!) you get new early access content every single week. You’ll also get lots of exclusive content like stories and artwork, plus steep commission discounts and entry to monthly contests!
Donate on Ko-Fi
Not everyone can make regular financial commitments to their favourite creators, and I get that. Whether you’d like to tip me for the content I share, or you just want to make a single donation to help me along, the Ko-Fi platform is the easiest way to do it!
My art commissions are now open, with no slot caps! I’m open for character and cover illustrations, social media avatars, and even merch designs!
Shop the Starborn Store
I’ve recently added a bunch of new designs to the Starborn Store, with more on the way! If you’re a fan of the Starborn universe (The Star and the Ocean, The Wind and the Horizon), this is the only place to get your hands on official merch! Have requests of a design you’d like to see? Hit me up and I’ll do my best to make it happen!
In my previous life, I was a communications professional. I’m university educated (University of Toronto 0T8) and have completed post-graduate studies in public relations, with a decade’s worth of experience under my belt. I even taught college-level social media courses for four and a half years!
Add this to my experience in the world of books and fiction, and I your one-stop shop for all kinds of projects and initiatives, including:
- Beta reading
- Sensitivity reading (bisexuality, chronic depression, generalized anxiety disorder, anorexia)
- Copywriting (blog posts, articles, newsletters, advertising copy, etc.)
- Press release writing
- Social media consultation
TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
Can’t support me yourself? That’s okay! There might be people in your network who could benefit from my services and/or who might like to read the things I write!