As part of the communications plan for Jesus Swept, my new novel, I was asked to write a column about writing. This is the sort of thing I usually float by the blogosphere before I take it to the traditional media. Here's a first draft. All feedback most welcome.
The perfect swarm
After twenty years of cranking out copy for business clients, I figured I’d written at least one of just about everything. Billboards for a herd of cows. Sales pitches to international tax lawyers. Animated videos. Web sites. Even news stories. If the job involved words, I wrote them.
Truth be told, I’m pretty good. On a good day, I can pull in a few Ben Franklins an hour – beyond my craziest dreams back in journalism school.
But no matter how much client work I got, something always seemed to be missing: My very own voice. Before long, I found myself moonlighting on my freelancing. I started writing fiction. And then I became a blogger. It all came together in a swirling swarm.