How to make a living as a writer

6 Mar

Beautiful post

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

It wasn’t her real name, of course, but close enough. An author’s nom de plume. Still, seeing it at the end of the printed article gave her a thrill. Every time. I felt the same way when that first magazine dropped through the letterbox with my name at the end of the article. Like mother, like daughter. There was a pride in that, hard to put into words.

It was, for both of us, so many years apart, a small thing… but to a writer it means the world.

I am not a million-dollar author with a major publishing house, I am not even a respectably sized fish in that particular pond. But I am a writer.

It took me a long time to call myself that, to ‘own’ it, as a friend said the other day. My Mum was a writer…she had things printed all over the place…

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3 Responses to “How to make a living as a writer”

  1. Sue Vincent March 6, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    Thank you for sharing my mother’s story 🙂

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    • daydreaminginwords March 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      Thank you! Your mother sounds like a very inspiring woman. I have to say if it hadn’t been for modern self publishing I’d probably never have had the courage to start on this journey. It really is such a weird and wonderful moment when you hold your own book in your hands. Your post has inspired me to get writing again. 🙂

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      • Sue Vincent March 6, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

        Indie publishing allows every single one of us a voice… and that’s something I don’t think I’ll ever talke for granted after growing up and watching my mother chase her dream.

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