When I told you yesterday that I’m currently book-less, that was a half-truth. I may not be reading a book at the moment, but I am listening to one: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the wildly successful Eat, Pray, Love.
Whenever I’m reading (or audiobooking, as it were), I make notes. In margins, on notebooks, in my head, on a napkin. With each new book I consume, I fall deeper in love with words and the infinite number of beautiful ways they can be placed together.
Talk about a word nerd.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had the pleasure of showcasing powerful, influential women from my home province of Saskatchewan on the cover of PINK Magazine for the past two and a half years.
If you’ll join me, I’d like to take you on a behind-the-scenes journey of the work I do for this darling publication.
Yesterday I gave you a behind-the-scenes look at my very first magazine pitch, one that – for reasons I still can’t comprehend – landed me what has become a three-year gig penning magazine cover stories about fierce females around Saskatchewan.
If you haven’t had a chance to graze through yesterday’s post, I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest version:
I am excited to launch ‘Flight Deck,’ a behind-the-scenes look at the work I do as a professional copywriter and storyteller.
Whenever I’m asked questions like, “What does it mean to be a writer?” and “So… what is it that you do, exactly?” my response is based entirely on whatever I happen to be working on that day. If you had posed the question two weeks ago, I would have told you that being a writer means preparing letters of authenticity for didgeridoos in North Australia… and I’d be telling the truth.
Before we delve into the details, though, I thought I’d share the story of how Paper Plane Communications – my bread and butter, my baby – came to be.
Welcome to Little Writer, Big World.
What started as a #hashtag has now become the product you are holding, reading, and seeing today. A veritable mélange of who I am, what I do, and what I love.
Am I terrified? Of course.
Am I excited? You bet.
Am I ready? Let’s find out.