What Copywriting and Making Babies Have in Common
Mindy Tyson McHorse here, stoked to be back with you at The Writer’s Life for this incredibly special week.
You see, I’m due to have a baby this Saturday.
Odd as it may sound, that’s very relevant to you.
Why? Because birthing a new baby and birthing a new life as a copywriter share many similarities.
They both represent entrance into a totally different world.
They both have the power to radically change your existence for the better.
Most important, they both require unshakeable confidence that you can handle what’s coming – even if you don’t know everything you’d like to know before you cross over.
In my case, it’s been almost four years since I made the jump from corporate hamster-in-a-wheel to freelance copywriter.
Yet, I remember it like it was yesterday … the fear, the excitement, the occasional cluelessness … all bookended by the thrill of the journey.
Those final days that led up to my grand transition were especially thrilling. I knew I was about to turn the page on my old life forever.
Knowing I have just a few days left before giving birth brings back those same feelings. I’m about to experience a new and wild – and hopefully rewarding – rite of passage.
So, as I prepare for my existence to fundamentally change, I invite you to do the same.
Let this be the week you closely examine your commitment to living the writer’s life. Are you just toying with the idea? Kind of like when you’re just thinking about becoming a parent but haven’t yet taken the plunge?
Have you already jumped, but you’re still in the early stages and you’re not yet sure it’s a good idea?
Or, are you like super-pregnant me, where there’s really no turning back?
Throughout the next few days, I’m going to walk you through the five major stages of becoming a working copywriter.
At the end of the week, you’ll know whether you’re finally ready to take the plunge and cross over. In the meantime, please share your thoughts, feelings, and questions below!
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