One of my favorite things about writing fantasy is the sprawling world building that comes with it. Fantasy realms require authors to construct entire worlds, countries, societies, and ways of life. Every little detail has the potential to spiral out of control into its own story when you’re building out the world of a novel.
As a self-employed writer and editor, I spend quite a bit of time scrolling through online job boards and reading project requests on Thumbtack. It's one of the ways that I make a living, it's fair to say that I'm familiar with these kinds of job postings.
When I was sixteen, I accidentally nicked the tender skin of my underarms with an electric razor. I wanted to be able to honestly say to my friends during the upcoming high school retreat that the reason I didn’t have armpit hair was because an attractive girl from school told me she didn’t like armpit hair on guys, and that I had shaved mine.
At the time of writing this, I’ve officially been accepting submissions for content on BlakeWrites for a total of 2 days at the time of writing this.
Two. Fricken. Days.
The good news: I’ve been getting a steady flow of applicants.
The bad news: I’m receiving multiple submissions that are an instant hard pass.