For those of you who know me, thanks for following me from one blog to the next. For those who don’t, my name is Jennifer Astle (please, call me Jenn) and I’m a writer. Although I have always been a “writer” in some form or another, the whole freelance business began when a friend of mine (and legal counsel) advised me to start a blog to occupy my spare time. I had a lot of spare time because I was immigrating to the United States from Canada (I miss you all!), and thus began my freelance writing career.
As things progressed and I took on clients, I developed this website as my professional portfolio to market myself as a freelancer. Eventually I became more and more focused on developing the professional side of things and less and less focused on my often flippant, quickly written blog posts that I started with. As it stands now I will be writing regularly here, as opposed to there.
What’s the difference? Well, it helps me to stay organized by keeping all of my work in one place. It also encourages me to produce quality, well thought out blog posts on a variety of topics while also showcasing other work that I do. One of my primary goals for 2009 is to get a “real” website. My other goal is to start the process of getting my work published in print. To that end I am focused on writing my first novel (a sample of the very first page is available on the Writing Samples page) and can proudly say I just broke 20,000 words. I am also seeking out a variety of literary magazines interested in publishing my short fiction.
So, that being said thanks for visiting and I hope that you will be back!