Scanning through a lot of posts over the past few days, I've seen a few people identifying as writers. I'd love to hear all about what you are working on now, or about your most recent work. Whether you are a poet, a tech or other non-fiction writer, a fiction writer, academic or blogger, let's share! And maybe say something about your history as a writer, too.
Shall I start?
In some way, I've always been a writer, although like many, that's not how I made a living for most of my life -- except when I was a civilian public affairs officer at a couple US Air Force bases. There I not only wrote for the base newspapers, but also published a number of human interest stories in a variety of magazines.
As a psychotherapist and teacher I wrote real and fictionalized case studies to help clients and students understand psychodynamic concepts and paths to balanced mental health. Later as a business coach for therapists, I blogged marketing content for business building.
Since retirement and pandemic hit at about the same time, I've returned to writing poetry, and trying out several memoirs, flash fiction and short stories. At the moment I have a story of navigating a romance during the pandemic in process, along with a verse novel, and a second collection of flash fiction highlighting some of the historical figures in my genealogy.
Thank you for following on this. I've just seen your post. Yes, I'm a writer on nonfiction books. I've two projects going. I'm writing a short story - up to 5K to submit to my Writers' Guild year Anthology. But my biggest project is a series of five books on family life during the colonial era/war of independence in Kenya. The series will span one century from 1884 to 1984. The first 2 books are with beta-readers.