Hi. I am Sylvaine 8. I am a full-time teacher and a freelance copywriter/proofreader. I used to teach at the university level, but am now teaching second-graders after my homecoming. I am not going to elaborate on where I was and where I am now.
Something happened at the end of July 2021. I was like, “Hey, why don’t I try to write for myself?” I have ghostwritten some self-help books and even a novella, but the contents were never mine. It means that I just wrote what they wanted me to write. Of course, it was (still is) a great way to earn money on the side, but it stifled my creativity.
But it is so difficult to get published, especially when you don’t live in the right place and do not have the right connections.
When I saw my mother reading a web novel, I had an Aha moment. Hey, perhaps I could try that for now? So, I did. It is how I ended up writing for Dreame. Why am I using this pen name? Well, I am in hiding. Nobody from my family has ever read any of my books. Yet.
This year, I may also be moving on to other applications and opportunities. Nothing is sure for now. I did not even expect I would be doing what I would be doing a year ago – not after I’ve devoted so much time to the academe.