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April 5 question – Do you remember writing your first book? What were your thoughts about a career path on writing? Where are you now and how is it working out for you? If you’re at the start of the journey, what are your goals?
Jayden: I do! I was in high school, and I was annoyed at someone in my friend group, so I wrote a murder mystery where a person who bore a suspicious resemblance to her gets murdered. It was a great outlet for me at the time. Looking back, I think it was more of a novella than a novel (which seems to be my sweet spot in story length, which is why blogging is great for me). Over the years, I’ve thought many times about being a full time writer, but it doesn’t appeal to me, particularly. I like writing, but not editing or advertising, and to be full time, I would need to do more of that. I like the steady paycheck by day job affords me and writing on the side when I have time. I’m back in school right now, so writing has taken somewhat of a back seat, but Richard and I have done better this year at staying on top of blog posts than in previous years, but it is only April. But right now you can read our A to Z stories that we’re writing as we go! Join us for the A to Z Blog Challenge!
Richard: My first “book” was basically a thirty thousand word character study that I wrote during Nanowrimo one year. My first book that I’d even consider trying to publish is my thesis, which I’m chugging away on revisions on now. It’s a queer superhero rom com. Gotta hit those niche markets. I’d love to make enough on writing to go back to only having to work a “real job” part time. I had several part time jobs that I enjoyed over the years. I don’t think I’d want to try for the 100%-writing-100%-of-the-time life (too much hustling and writing bullshit copy for shady companies), but I’d love to be able to have more time to write and still support myself.