Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Rewards of Writing

You know, a year ago I never would have believed that I could actually be making some income from writing online. I thought it was truly a myth. Now I know different.

I have two regular clients plus blogging plus adult fiction. And yes, I'm actually making money. And it is more rewarding than I ever would have imagined. Yes, there are some really late nights. And yes, the day job is really tough to concentrate on some days. But it is good to know that I can make an income.

I'm getting to the point where I'm going to have to make a choice between the stability and benefits of a full time salaried job or doing a job I love and maybe working a little harder for awhile. I don't know how to go about making the decision. I'm not great at decision making at the best of times.

Other writers, how did you decide to move into writing full time? I'd especially like to know if you're the main income earner in the family.

Monday, July 9, 2007


Weeks ago, Sharon tagged me for a writing meme and I have completely neglected this blog but I'm finally going to get around to doing it.

The Rules:

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write their own blog post with their 7 things as well as these rules. You need to tag 7 others and list their names on your blog. Remember to leave a comment for them letting them know they have been tagged and to read your blog.

Here are my seven things:

  1. I consume a lot of caffeine - preferably coffee but coke or pepsi will do the trick as well!
  2. Someone actually did a search for my name to find this blog! I'm shocked and curious as hell to know who it was. Speak up whoever you are! Likely my ex! Heh, heh.
  3. I have to dye my hair regularily otherwise I would be almost completely gray! Pretty sad for only 37.
  4. I want to develop a line of t-shirts someday called "white trash" - one of the slogans will say, "I'm the middle class' worst nightmare - educated white trash!"
  5. I have four cats - Matt, Minky, Kiwi Kijiji, and Duke Hoobly (don't ask why only the last two have middle names).
  6. I am a horrible house keeper. Seriously. Anyone who knows me well knows not to expect a clean house when they come to visit. If I have clean coffee mugs they are doing good!
  7. My favorite scent is vanilla