RE: Ask a Professional Copywriter and Author22nd November 2016, 14:47
(22nd November 2016, 13:48)Rhythm Wrote: Do you still do NanoWriMo, are are you too busy with paying the bills? What compelled you to take the plunge?
I'm doing it this year, but I've made a personal goal of 25,000 words because I'm actually just too busy being married and hanging out with Tibs to do two jobs. That said, I'm still consistently writing novels.
I wish I could say I decided one day to rid myself of the shackles of drudgery and follow my dream, but I actually got sick. I got so sick with a case of viral gastroenteritis that I couldn't work in a kitchen anymore. It was just a few months of that, but then I got my first bout of anxiety because I was sick and it never really went away. People in my family are prone to anxiety disorders. Mine started quite late in life for OCD and panic (25), but stressful events can trigger them later in life, so here I am. While I was sick, and spending a lot of time with doctors, I decided to write while my savings slowly went to pot. During that time, I figured my shit out, wrote for shit pay for a long time and eventually came out the other end with a job a reclusive, obsessive asshole can make a living doing. Hooray!