Lots of authors dream of that day when they can resign from the day job. For some it is harder than others. Hubby and I had agreed on the amount I needed to be making to quit after I sold the Shadowlands trilogy. However making the jump was still scary.
What if I never get another contract? The idea has crossed my mind more than once. Paranormal romance isn’t as hot as it was. Contemporary is the new favorite.
What if I run out of ideas? Probably unlikely but what if the pressure of staying home and writing causes crippling writers block?
While ‘what if’ is usually very useful, if not essential to the writer, when it comes to big decisions it can create fear.
Lots of fear. However I did it. I handed in my notice and crossed my fingers. As soon as I’d done it I felt so relived and excited to be on a new path.
Then something happened. People at work started asking where I was going as if I leaving to join another engineering firm, when I told them I was leaving to be a full time author they either were delighted and wished they could do something like that, or told me I was basically an idiot and no one read books anymore, or worse why pay for a book when they can down load it for free (I may have gone into an anti-piracy rant, after all they wouldn't like to be working for free).
I realize that I’m very lucky to have a supportive husband, and to be able to follow my bliss. While I'm a believer that when you clear space in your life new things arrive to fill the gap, I also believe in hard work and taking advantage of every opportunity that comes along.
2014 should be awesome!
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