Building Confidence As A Freelance Writer

Pursuing Your Writing Dreams Without A Support System

If you click on the link and get to the end of the article, then you’ll notice that I wrote it! The website, Success Story, gave me the opportunity to be one of their online authors. I even get to include my bio.

Slowly but surely, I’m building my writing resume. And, it feels so good. If I would’ve pursued freelance writing a year ago, I wouldn’t have lasted long. Unfortunately, I probably would’ve still been in self-sabotage mode due to fear and lack of confidence.

Now I can honestly say, I love the challenge. It feels empowering reaching out to blogs and magazines to see if they’d take a chance on my article ideas (trust me, I have plenty; my mind never sleeps). It gets even better when editors reach out to me through email thanks to my freelance website.

I’m dressing for success, looking like a professional writer with my blazers, pants, and button down shirts. You never know who you may run into. I haven’t been shy passing out my business cards.

For all the freelancers out there, would you like to share some of your experiences?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Check Out My Author Interview on Creative Barbwire’s Blog!

I’m so excited! I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the author Barbara G. Tarn. She also has a short story in When the Lights Go Out anthology (free by the way).

If you want to check out my interview, here’s the link–Sunday Surprise.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

When the Lights Go Out-Ink Slingers’ Halloween Anthology Officially Released!!!


A collection of twenty-five short stories just in time for Halloween. Enjoy thrills, chills, and mysteries. Meet ghosts, demons, vampires, and monsters everywhere from dark city streets to the English countryside. Scares lurk in the most unexpected places and, when the lights go out, no where is safe and no one will be spared.

Here’s an excerpt from my short story, The Body By the Tree:

There were cracked head stones, dead flowers and weeds coming through the ground. Even the trees looked lifeless. No ghosts. No zombies.

I still wanted to leave as fast as possible anyway. Only Bentley would want to teach me a life lesson on a chilly, windy night. The wind howled like the Hocus Pocus witches were riding their brooms near our ears.

“Do you promise I won’t come across dead people?”

He smirked. “Absolutely.”

If you want to check out the Halloween Anthology, it’s on Amazon and Smashwords.

Happy reading!

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby