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19 Potential Odyssey Quests

Perย Designing Your Life’sย instructions, I’m drafting 3 odyssey quests this year, so I can evaluate 3 different lives, and 3 different 5-year-long game plans, to ultimately determine the best direction to go as a writer, and to continue healing my spiritual self until I build a positive life.ย 

To prepare for these drafts, I thought I ought generate a few lists of potential odysseys.

Listing ๐Ÿ’› 19 Odyssific Ideas

  1. Kindle-Unlimited-based, genre-fiction-based novella writer;This is the odyssey I’m on right now;
  2. Internet-based autism and differabilities advocate;But how would this work, exactly?
  3. Nonprofit grant writer;
  4. YouTube-based, comedy-based nature writer and Patreon-supported celebrity;
  5. WordPress-based CYOA fanfiction writer;
  6. WordPress-based designer baby writer;
  7. curriculum writer;
  8. YouTube-based spoken word poet and activist;
  9. memoir writer open mic comedian;
  10. micro essayist, i.e., a bitchin’ copywriter;
  11. game writer and designer;
  12. cat volunteer, cat cafe entrepreneur, and cat columnist;Couldn’t I prototype this with someย Cat Fancyย submissions?
  13. science fiction novelist with a clunky but epic 120K-word novel I shop around forever at writing conferences while drinking martinis and going bankrupt my wrecking ball 20s lifestyle is over, so that last part isn’t necessary;
  14. magazine article writer;Might be good to find successful magazine writers to interview first, to see if I want to dive into that piranha tank;
  15. Ph.D in Creative Writing at the University of Southern California, so I can study with Aimee Bender;
  16. M.A. in Art Education (or M.A. in English with Rhetoric and Writing Studies) at Fresno State, so I can research art- and creativity-based educational methods, then write a book about K-12 education reform;
  17. Video game strategy guide writer so I can disappear into my PlayStation 4;
  18. Yelp, Amazon, and Goodreads review writerโ€”one review per day, for 365 daysโ€”through the lens of autism
  19. DuoTrope submissions junky, with at least one short story and three poems submitted per day, and a “potential of $300 or more reward” contest submission(s) per week.

In My Life Today ๐Ÿ’™ Who Is This?

The PicsArt image is a #freetoedit remix. Honestly, I wish I could locate who the woman is, but I remixed from someone else’s remix, and I lost the rabbit hole. If someone can locate her, I’d like to give her credit for providing the originals for this image.

Listening to Now ๐Ÿ’œ Calming Piano

Regardless which odyssey quests I decide on, I’m still going to teach community college at Fresno City College and College of the Sequoias, as well as push for substitute teaching with Fresno Unified, because I find value in providing a safe learning space to children and young adults within Fresno, Clovis, Madera, and Visalia.
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Kourtnie McKenzie holds an MFA (Fiction) from Fresno State and a BA in English (Literature Studies) from Cal State Fullerton. When she isn't writing novellas, she's moonlighting as a professor at Fresno City College and College of the Sequoias. To read more of her writing, visit

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