As you know, I am currently working through all the old articles and major posts that were on the old site, updating them where appropriate, and adding them back onto the Article pages.
One of the most high-traffic articles on the old site was the first in what ended up being a series, quite without my realizing it. I wrote “11 Things I Wish I’d Known About Full Time Writing When I First Started Writing Novels” way back in 2009, when I first got to write full time.
But as the article outlines, that joy didn’t last.
In 2013 I followed up on the article with “8 Things I Know About Part-Time Writing Now I’ve Written Full-Time“.
And in January this year I added a third to the series: “13 Things I Know About Writing Full Time Now I’m Back to Full Time Again” I tell you, that was one of the most satisfying blog posts I’ve ever written!
All three of these articles are listed on the Articles for Writers page, because that’s who they were originally intended for and writers will understand some of the more obscure aspects of writing, too.
But it occurs to me that readers may find it interesting to follow the cycles of my career to date and so I’m adding a note here, too.
In a year or so, I may update the series with a fourth article, about what I know once I’ve been writing full time fiction for longer than a year. I’ll be as curious as you to see what I say about that one!