I remember putting words on paper for the first time when I was eight years old. My younger sibling was bothering me, and I thought an official handwritten letter would compel our mother to take my complaints more seriously. The letter failed to impress her. She laughed because according to her, “there’s nothing in the world that siblings can’t resolve on their own.”
But from that day onward, I started writing — often filling stacks of journals with my thoughts, dreams, and fears. It was soul-satisfying and entertaining! I soon switched to blogging and garnered a decent following with time. I enjoyed writing very much, and always knew I was meant to be a writer.
Fast forward ten years — when the majority of my peers were studying to become Chartered Accountants or Business Managers, I selected a professional path that enabled me to write to my heart’s content. As luck would have it, I quickly found myself as a part of the marketing team in a startup, where being a good writer was an advantage.
Six years and some 60-odd clients later, one thing’s for sure — I am proud to be called a writer. The job is stressful, deadline-driven, and at times, requires collaboration with other teams when running campaigns or curating engaging email content. But I love what I do!
A lot of hard work goes into not just writing content well but also marketing it. But I am not complaining. I chose this career. I decided to be a writer. But my choice also made me prone to feeling too many emotions at my job. If you are a writer, then you know exactly what I am trying to say. According to me, there are eight types of emotions that we writers can’t help but feel.
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