Editor’s Note: I have seen the name Ali Hale/Luke mentioned on so many different blogs, that I decided to look her up. Ali’s got it all just right – the quality of her content, her writing style, her website and her pitch. So I contacted her for a writing project. During some of our correspondence I found out that Ali holds an MA in creative writing and pretty much supported herself through college with income from her freelancing projects. So I requested Ali to share her story with our readers. And here it is. I can’t think of something more fitting to kick off our “inspiring stories” series! (If you have a story to share, feel free to contact us, so we can feature you in one of our future stories.)
Handing it over to Ali now…
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer. I imagined making my living writing novels – and I worked hard at my fiction writing for years. After I finished university, though, it became pretty clear that I needed a real job! I worked in tech support while trying to sell a bunch of short stories and my first novel.
Pretty quickly, I realized that (a) it’s tough to find the time and energy to write when you’re working full time, and (b) there’s not much money in fiction! So, I started blogging… with a rather delusional idea that I’d be able to make hundreds of thousands of dollars from my own blog.