I refuse to get a real job. I find the idea of being under someone else’s law unbearable. I want to do my own thing, make my own rules, and do the things I love. I have so many ideas floating around in my head it’s difficult to know where to start. There is the blog, the non-profit, the restaurant, the novels, the magazine, maybe even a publishing company, idk. I want to do it big!! And, since I plan on becoming a very wealthy businesswoman one day (with a very beautiful picture on the cover of Fortune 500 magazine), now is a very good time to get started. However, I suppose before I do anything I ought to create a business plan. The question is, where do I start?
I always supposed that working on the novel first would be the way to go. #1, there are absolutely no start-up costs. Just me, my computer, my brain, and lots of time. But in reality, working on my novel won’t be income generating until it becomes published (and hits the NYT bestseller list of course!) Sounds really conceited of me, I know, but that’s the truth. I have this nagging urge to do something income generating right now because I’m ready for a change.
My initial thoughts were to start working on a business: a non-profit that helps kids. Sure, I could put everything together, and find grants to support the organization. But building this non-profit could take a while because I have to put together a curriculum. I’m feeling a sense of urgency to get started on something.
Ever since school started I’ve cut back on my freelance work. I do a little here and there, but not enough to sustain me. I want my freelance to eventually be my full-time work. I’m going to start seeking out more projects again. This summer will be an opportune time because I will only be taking one class and I will have more time to get it done. This time around I will be focused on picking up editing projects. Editing projects require little emotional/inspirational commitment, unlike writing projects. Besides, I like editing.
Seriously though, I am going to get to work on a business plan. I think I will limit the scope of what I want to accomplish by the time a graduate. The goal will be to have the businesses up and running so I will have my “real job.” Updates coming soon.
P.S. I’m adding “book reviews” to this site. Like I’ve mentioned before, more than one blog is too much to keep up with, so I’m just integrating what I already have (really it’s just one post) to this site.