Freelance Friday!

I have a habit. You could easily call it an addiction. Maybe a calling…yeah, that sounds better.

It’s novel writing. I love it and I can’t stop. Not a problem, right? Well, no, but it can be a spendy habit-addiction-calling. There are the conferences (I love them so much), the professional memberships, the books on craft, and the books just to read, the paper, and the ink.

I’m married to an amazing man who fully supports me in my quest to follow this dream, but he’s also an accountant. He knows very well that the output does not equal the income. I’m confident this is a temporary issue. In fact I’ve got my cell phone on me right now if any editors are reading this and would like to call about a book deal. Really…Now would be fine.

Until the phone rings, and maybe even after that, I’ve decided to implement Freelance Fridays. I’ll be committing a chunk of time each Friday to query letters, article writing, and short-story writing. Feel free to offer suggestions.

Question of the day:

For the rest of you novel-writing junkies, what do you do to support the habit?


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Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.

One Comment

  • Voni Harris

    Too funny, Christina! Fortunately, I was already a homeschool mom, so we were already used to one income, when I decided to do this writing thing “for real.” So, to answer your question, my husband supports my habit. I shudder to think what-if I hadn’t married someone who believes in me, for writing is an addiction. I can’t NOT do it.


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