10 Lessons learned from 4 years as a full-time writer

Four years ago today, on December 22, 2013, I left my day job as a psychologist to write full-time. Today, I thought I’d look back and see what lessons I have learned since then and what things I wished I had known when I started. So here’s what I learned in the past four years:   1. It’s possible to make a living writing lesbian fiction Lately, I’ve seen a lot of discussions about how hard—or even impossible—it is to make a living if you’re writing lesbian fiction. Going full-time as a writer was a big, scary step to take, …

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A Day in the Life of a Full-Time Writer

The one-year anniversary of my transition to full-time writing is quickly approaching, and it makes me think about how much my life has changed. So I thought I would blog about a typical day in the life of a full-time writer—if there even is such a thing. Each day is different, which is part of the fun, but I try to keep a certain structure. So here’s what I did yesterday. I never set an alarm clock, but my inner clock wakes me at the same time every day, usually around 7:15 a.m. I get up, change into my work …

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Interview with fellow author Diana Simmonds

Today’s guest should really write her autobiography—I bet she would have some interesting things to tell! Diana Simmonds was born in London, lived in Kenya, and now enjoys the theatre world in Sydney, Australia. The photo shows her in Ubud, Bali. Diana has published three novels with Bella Books—Forty Love, Heart on Fire, and her newest one, Silver Lining. Here’s what Diana had to say about her life as a writer. How long have you been writing full-time? Oh lordy…I wrote my first book when I was 8 (it was an autobiography: I was a smart-mouthed brat and thought I …

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