Only If Real Life as an Editor or Writer Was as Glamorous as TV Depictions

It is surprising how non-writers in my life perceive my profession as a writer/editor. I’m both. For the sake of this post, I’m including both writing and editing together though they are different skill sets. I find the perceptions of writers and publishing professionals amusing.  There were people in my life who thought my writerly life…

Working at Home at the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a freelancer, working at home isn’t a new concept. It has its perks like no morning traffic, no dress code, no childcare expenses, and working at my pace (except for deadlines), taking several breaks throughout the day, and flexibility. However, it’s not as glamorous or necessarily easy as those lifestyle bloggers and MLM huns…

Why I Don’t Believe in Writer’s Block

I’ve been there myself—many times. There was a time when I simply couldn’t write and thought about giving up. I thought my aspirations must be a joke. I must be the dumbest person in my writing class. Everyone has been there, even those with the book awards. If not, either you haven’t experienced it yet or you are a liar. I still wouldn’t call those times writer’s block. I suggest avoiding the term “writer’s block” like the plague.