Friday, May 18, 2018

Saturday night’s all right for writing (along with the rest of the week)



Sometimes I feel like a writing machine. I write blogs on the Tube to work (as I’m doing right now); I get to work and write stories; I spend lunchtime writing my novel; I write more work stories in the afternoon; and guess what I do in the evening? Yup, I write the novel again. 

In between it all, I write tweets, Facebook posts and replies to people under these posts, and I also write a weekly email to my Patreon supporters.

And you know what? I love it so much. It’s what I always wanted to do with my life. I can’t quite believe I get paid for putting beautiful words in order!

But I love taking photos and making videos too, so hopefully soon I’ll get to do that for a living as well as writing - which might make me feel less like a writing machine. Because writing all the time is probably a little unhealthy.

Some people have said I can’t change career and diversify, but I think those people would once have said I couldn’t make a living as a writer either. I’m living the dream, but luckily, sleep is the one time when I get a break from the keyboard!

4 comments:

  1. Do you "write" with pen and paper or do you "write" on some newfangled digital thingy?

    Digital thingies are clever. This one just indicated that "newfangled" is one word and doesn't need a hyphen. That's told me.

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    1. Ha ha! I write on my beautiful rose gold MacBook, though when I make lists I do it on paper. Then I can cross off the entries in heavy biro and get a proper sense of satisfaction!

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  2. I wish I had time and inspiration to write. Difficult with a young child. If I have a bit of time I write crime fiction. If I had a lot of time I would love to write the great Quebec expat novel.

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    1. I empathise, but the child is more important than the writing - I promise!

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