On Being an Author
I’m writing this post as part of RJ Scott‘s anniversary blog weekend – the subject is being an author (new, old or very old).
Honestly, I’m not quite sure which category I fall into. Certainly not new, as I’ve been doing this a while. But I don’t feel old or very old, probably due to the fact that I haven’t completed a novel yet. That’s my next aim, followed swiftly, of course, by getting it published! However, perhaps I’m creeping towards being an ‘old’ author (at 27, shocking!) as I have actually started writing a novel. As regular readers of my blog and followers of my work will know, this has been a very long time in coming. I’ve written lots of short stories, which have gradually grown longer, and a novella. But now it’s time to hit the big one!
So, although I don’t consider myself an expert (I probably never will, I’m just not that sort of person!), I’m not quite a newbie, either. And for me, being an author is currently a part-time occupation, though my brain throws out enough ideas that it obviously thinks I’m doing it full-time. The plan for me is to keep writing like crazy and getting things published until (IF!) the royalties grow enough that I don’t need a day job. It may never happen, but hopefully it’ll give me the opportunity to save lots of cash and go travelling to some cool new places – the US being a major aim. The flights are just so damn expensive!
So there you have it, a little more about me, my aims and being old!
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