Friday, November 21, 2014
National Novel Writing Month
I was recently contacted by Bob Clary from Webucator about answering some questions about writing as part of National Novel Writing Month. I thought it was a great idea, especially since I've been pretty bad about blogging recently. So here are my answers to his questions.
- What were your goals when you started writing?
I honestly didn't have a lot of goals when I started, I mostly wrote for fun. At one point, I decided to try and write a novel and my goals progressed from there.
- What are your goals now?
I'm working on another novel, so my goal is to get that finished and hopefully published someday.
- What pays the bills now?
I have an office job working for a long term pharmacy.
- Assuming writing doesn't pay the bills, what motivated you to keep writing?
A love of writing. Even if I knew I would never publish another thing in my life, I would still write, because it's something I love to do.
- What advice would you give young authors hoping to make a career out of writing?
To not give up. There's a lot of rejection an red tape to get through in writing. The publishing world is changing so quickly that people can barely keep up. I think it's easy to get caught up in that world, so staying focused on actually writing can be difficult. Keep at it, even if it's a slow process. Someday all that hard work might pay off.