My first year as a full-time writer

A year ago this month, I quit my dependable, corporate career to pursue an unpredictable, scary-as-hell venture in full-time writing.

So what have I done for the past twelve months? Two published novels, a partially-written WIP, two anthologies, and four boxed sets.

Do I wish I’d done more? Yup. But I made an agreement with my family: Write 8-5 and my evenings/weekends belonged to them. It’s a killer balance, one I hadn’t had in years, but it requires some effort. There’s a lot of “Mom! You promised!” and me, spitting and clinging to the keyboard, “I…can’t…shut it down!” I’ve never been good at balancing life’s demands.

Do I regret the job change? FUCK NO.

What do I have planned for the next twelve months? I’m currently finishing Blood of Eve (the sequel to Dead of Eve) and outlined my next two novels (a new stand-alone and book 3 in the Deliver series).

And as I sit here at my keyboard, doing what I love, I owe this privilege to YOU, my readers. Thank you for your acceptance, your endorsements, and your incredible encouragement. You are the reason I look forward to pressing that publish button.

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9 thoughts on “My first year as a full-time writer

  1. I look forward to the Eve series and admire the strength of character it takes to be so full of imagination one minute and the next minute be loving your family…for real. 🙂

  2. I love you and I am so happy you quit your job. That was a Brave choice and you are one badass woman. Shout out to your family for making it possible. I am SO EXCITED – are you fucking serious? Book 3 in the Deliver series? YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

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