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On today’s episode, I talk about writing without the cloud of seeking fame to hamper your effort. It’s an important thing to remember. Writers aren’t wealthy, except for the very few. If you chose this life, you’re going to have to accept that you’ll need a regular job to pay the bills, and how that will affect your ability to write until you’re independent. A writer’s independence does not hinge on how well known they are. So let’s talk about that and get your head in the real game and learn what success really looks like.
Thanks for watching! Check out some other episodes below:
- Meet Zacharius from The Trailokya Trilogy
- Tesla and Transitioning from Historical to SciFi/Fantasy
- Who Do Your Books Appeal To?
- How long did it take to write each book from first draft to final? Is it getting shorter or longer?
- Will you continue looking to write multi volume work or some singles again?
- When you wake up in the morning knowing you have major writing/editing work to do on the books, do you get scared? Anxious? Excited? Or, depressed?
- What simple advice would you give to other writers considering writing a series of books (trilogy or longer)?
- How do you choose the pace for world building and characterization when you know you’ll have a number of books to work with? Get it all in early so the sequels are faster paced, or dribble it through the entirety of the series to keep things balanced?
- The importance of living your life to your writing, more so than writing every day.