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Friday, July 26, 2013

Quitting the Day Job

A word of encouragement here: Yes, it can be done. But it takes a lot of hard work and commitment. I received a contract for my first book in 2007 after winning a contest and obtaining an agent. Fudge-Laced Felonies and the other three books in the series are now released as ebooks and still my best sellers.
After their publication, I kept busy with other writing, some traditional contracts and others independently published ebooks. It's the ebooks that garner my monthly income, which allowed me to quit the day job, after nine years, in May. But...I must tell you, I wrote while at work, I wrote in the evenings, and I wrote on the weekends. I wrote whenever I had a spare minute. If you're called to the writing world, then you can make it. You might not be rich like J.K. Rowling, but you can, quite possibly, make a living. It takes hard work, dedication, perseverance, and God's grace. Good luck with your writing. My latest book, Cooking Up Love, has just released through Harlequin's Heartsong Presents line. Happy Reading. This is the first in a four-book series.

2 comments:

Sharon A. Lavy said...

ebooks seem to be growing in popularity. I have a kindle, but find I prefer the kindle app on my new iPad.

Gabrielle Meyer said...

Congrats on quitting the day job! I stay home full time with my four kiddos (two girls ages 9 & 7 and twin boys who are three). I have to find little ways to sneak in the writing, too. Cooking Up Love
Looks like a fun story!