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Being a full-time writer is awesome. I get to spend most of my time doing what I love, which is writing science fiction and creating content for other writers and creatives. I get to make my own schedule, work from wherever, and take time off if I want or need to. But as you regular readers already know, publishing is by far the fastest-changing industry, and it continues to evolve at a rapid pace. As a fiction author, this puts a lot of pressure on my creativity. I have to p
It started with the cheese. Last Saturday afternoon, my husband and I were feeling fancy. When we feel fancy, we like to fire up the Weber and treat ourselves to a nice a wine-and-cheese spread. As fancy people do, we raided the $5 cheese bin at the grocery store where they sell remnants of the really expensive cheeses (sort of like a discount carpet store). We came home, opened the wine, and started to unwrap the Brie I’d picked out. Immediately, I know something was wrong.
Ever had one of those days when someone asks you how you’re doing and you find yourself blurting out your whole life story? Last Tuesday was one of those days. I started out writing a blog post about how to use freelance income to supplement fiction income, but it quickly morphed into something else. At first, I wanted to give some advice for those of you who were growing your fiction side hustle and wanted to transition out of your day job. But as I started writing about fre