WRITING AS A “CAREER”

I feel I am a damn good writer. I do not get paid to write on my blog, but I would love if that actually happened. I know people love reading gripping books and stories. I think I have an interesting story to tell. None of my life is fictionalized. My life is genuine. Maybe I should write an autobiography. If I am being honest, my aspiration businesswise is to start my own advocacy business and “tour” talking about my life on the Spectrum. I would love that opportunity! I have already had a taste of success here in Baltimore and would like nothing more to expand. I do like some sense of anonymity but on the other hand I do want people to know my story.

My life is amazing! At least to me it is. I am not being self-centered. I legitimately do think if I were to tell my story—put my life to paper—maybe I’d have more success. Maybe it’d sell and maybe not. I don’t know. But Hell, if I don’t try, I will never know. My writing skills could use some improvement, sure, but nobody is perfect.

I do not know if a “real” story about someone on the Spectrum will sell, but it has worked for other people in the past. My favorite book, Born on a Blue Day, is an autobiography by Daniel Tammet. He is an Autistic savant and his book is gripping. Also Autism know-it-all Temple Grandin has written several books that have sold well. Why can’t I do the same? I think all people are different in their own way. So my story, if I chose to write one, would be a Hell of a lot different than Temple Grandin or Daniel Tammet.

The issue with my story is that I have so much to tell and so many anecdotal side stories, I think my book would be really long. But maybe the sooner I start, the sooner I finish. Also my life is not over. My life and experiences are going through constant changes and I think I’d constantly have to keep adding to it.

I have a lot of blog posts about my life, so maybe I could rearrange them into a cohesive storyline. It’d be difficult, but I think I can do it. Marketing is another issue. I don’t know the first thing about selling stuff so I’d need assistance with that, as well.

So do you guys think I should start a memoir? Let me know in the comments below and per usual, thank you for reading!

-Tom

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

One thought on “WRITING AS A “CAREER””

  1. Do it hon! You have my full support! I love you! I can’t wait to have our own self advocacy speaking business! Business partners and partners for life! I love you so much!❤️

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