Seven Dirty Words was published in January 2013, Four Letter Words is due out in January 2014, and April’s Baby (working title) is currently at 31,000 words. Writing is a full-time job. Unfortunately, one published book does not pay the bills. Why am I pointing this out? Because I’ve started filling out job application forms.
Our local school is looking for a mid-day supervisor (that’s Dinner Lady to anyone over the age of 30) which would be an ideal job for me. 12 – 1 pm a day, Monday – Friday, during term-time only. No childcare required (they’re at school), and the dog only has to be alone for an hour and a half at the most since it’s a 15 minute walk to the school from our house. So I’ve applied. Not sure I’m in with a chance since they’ve had so many people apply, they’ve run out of forms, but if nothing else, it’s great form-filling experience.
I mentioned this to a few of the mums in the playground, and have had quite a few ask “Oh, are you not writing anymore?” Yes, I am. But sadly Seven Dirty Words has not hit the best-seller’s list (yet), and is not earning me thousands and thousands a month (yet). Perhaps once I have a few more books published it will pay the bills, but right now it makes enough to pay for a night out every now and then.
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