I've written and published writing my entire adult life.
At 20, I entered the army, but I kept writing then. I did my first what I would call real book at that time, though I had published two shorter things with a press before that, in 2006.
Writing Professionally Versus Writing For Fun
Today I write professionally. I recently lost my job at CCN, but I picked up a new one at BitStarz News. It's just as well. I like my new job, but it's too bad about what happened at the old one.
I'm working on a novel, I've decided, finally, again. I wrote a couple novels years and years ago. You have to keep your writing tool sharp. That's what I know now from writing professionally for years. I get up every day and I get my articles in, and then I do some other writing, like this. It's important that you have the ability to just get up and go. Years and years ago, when I was writing and publishing fiction all the time, I did the same, though. Discipline The main thing that changed is I switched to non-fiction. It became about delivering a product, rather than enjoying what I was doing so much. Eventually, I came to love writing the news, as it became second nature. But now I feel ready to write a novel, even as I continue my job as a writer. I think every day as I finish up my writing work, I'll turn to the current work, and continue on it just as if I was getting paid to write it. The articles I write daily have become a thing to behold; I never thought I would be so capable. But here I am.