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30 November 2011 @ 09:40 am
7 Years of Gainful … Unemployment?  

I got laid off from the day job 7 years ago yesterday. I’ve been a full-time writer ever since, despite some hairy moments where the smart thing really would have been to get a day job. In that time, I’ve published 16 novels, 3 novellas, a couple dozen short stories, and a 5-issue comic book. It adds up to just shy of two million words published. I have 3 more novels, a collection of Old Races short stories, a couple of non-affiliated short stories and a collection of Walker Papers stories* under contract.

6 years ago tomorrow we settled in Ireland.

It’s been quite the run, hasn’t it? :)

*“No Dominion”, not something contracted to my publishers. But it’s certainly under contract!

(x-posted from the essential kit)
UrsulaVursulav on November 30th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
And I will bet money there are still days you feel like a total slacker. *grin*
?elsceetaria on November 30th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
That sounds like an excellent use of 7 years to me. :)
TuftEars: Wynxtuftears on November 30th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the 7th anniversary of your full time writing career? ^_^