She is never satisfied with a decent day’s work. She thinks nothing of asking for an extra hour or two after the kids go to bed. And taking a weekend off? Forget it! I was lucky to talk her into having Saturday night and Sunday mornings off.
You know I’m a writer, so you know I am my own boss. I’m tough on myself because I have to be. Being an indie writer is a tough gig and the amount of money I make is directly related to the quality of my writing. (I know there are other factors involved, but unless a writer has a huge marketing budget, which I don’t, this generally holds true.)
So I’m up until midnight writing guest blog posts. I plot stories into my tape recorder while I take a bubble bath. I subject my children to audiobooks while we run errands. I go to bed with books on writing and marketing and running a small business.
Like Darcy and Olivia, the main characters in THE SHATTERED DOOR, I work all day, every day until I can pay my bills and save some money.
But what about the artistic side of my work? I love that part – if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here. Creating new worlds and filling them with interesting people is the best job ever. I’ve never loved the phrase ‘starving artist’ though. I think ‘well-fed, happy artist’ is more the life I’m looking for.
And until I get there, I’ll be working my tuchus off.
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