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May 07, 2008

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Insightful.

It's all about perspective, isn't it? Once our hobby becomes a job, then it's just another job.

Hmmm. So should I look forward to being published or not?

Definitely look forward to it...but it won't be anything like you thought it would. The highs are monumental, the lows take you to the depths of hell. No doubt about it, it's a real rollercoaster ride.

I totally understand your problem, Lorraine. I currently have one of those soul-killing jobs and wish on a daily basis that I could find more time to write. And, to make it worse, I'm in the process of buying a house and trying to pack everything (who said I had to buy all these books?) so I can move. But I have a feeling that, if I could afford to quit the day job and write full time, I'd run into the same problems you have.
Your fellow Guppy,
Elise
P.S. Just finished Murder is Binding and loved it!

Hey, Elise, thanks for stopping by. I didn't quit the day job--got handed a pink slip (which wasn't a surprise). I absolutely love being home during the day and am grateful we no longer need my paycheck. (We've downsized our living and are still comfortable.) But sometimes writing as a job isn't as glamorous as it looks when you're still working that day job.

When we moved 15 years ago, the movers were snarling at us as our million boxes of books came off the truck. If we moved today, we'd have something lik 9 millions books. We're readers, and proud of it. But man, paper is HEAVY!

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