Writing for a living is weird.

When you write for a business, there are goals, deadlines and others’ opinions. I love the chaos, collaboration and accomplishment of copywriting-—and have been enjoying it for more than 15 years.

Writing for yourself is messy. It’s finding your voice. It’s changing your mind. It’s feeling vulnerable and restless. Tossing and turning every phrase…wondering if anyone is looking. It’s like putting hair spray on bedhead and going with it.

This blog is writing for myself, about myself and others in Chicago. Welcome to my mess.

Meet my less-messy side at susanjenks.com.