Craft of Writing

A New Year, A New Venture: YouTube

One of my goals for the new year is to start my very own YouTube channel. I’ve been talking about taking this leap for a while and hubs even bought me a brand new microphone for Christmas, but I’ve been all talk and no action. I tend to do that a lot and I want to start taking control of my life and put my ideas into action.

Start a Youtube Channel

Part of why I want to do this is because I’m scared shitless.

I’m afraid to get in front of the camera. I’m afraid to show my face and my awkward haircut grow outs and dark circles. I’m afraid of saying the wrong thing, of being wrong. I’m afraid of the world pushing back at me. But, this is about sharing my experience and how I like to do things.

I’m not here to stand before the world and say my way is the only way to do things. I am here to connect in this wonderful day and age. I want to reach out and touch the lives of others through my writing and my voice. If I help someone or make a few new friends, then I can say I was successful in my venture.

How this will effect the blog?

While it will mean less posts here on, (don’t worry I won’t drop it completely), it does mean fresh content. Blog posts will likely drop to one a month, whereas I would like to post a new video once a week. Personally, I think the videos will help me grow and improve and you will likely see better content in this new format.

To make my channel stand out from other writers on the platform, I’d like to focus what I love most: Fantasy and Sci-fi. The problem is, I’m daunted by the idea of how much I could do, how much I have to do, etc. Impostor syndrome has come by to slap me in the face and put me in my place and I’m left to wonder if I have the right to even try this. I’m very much getting the rabbit in the headlights effect, starting wildly at everything before me.

I need your help!

I’m in the content planning stages, so, in the comments below, tell me what you want to see from my future YouTube channel. Let me know if you’ll be watching when it does go live. And, sign up for my newsletter so you’re the first to know.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

2 thoughts on “A New Year, A New Venture: YouTube

  1. I’d love anything in relation to building your story; world, character, plot, etc. I think it’d also be great to see your take on imposter syndrome and family issues (do they support? etc). What is your experience with submitting your MS? Anything in between. SOMEONE out there will benefit from it and know they aren’t alone. <3

    Good luck! You've got this.

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