This is it, I have nowhere to hide. The day job is behind me (I was made redundant last week) which means I'm a full time writer. And that means I have to write - not just when I feel like it or when an idea strikes but for a fair amount of time most days. I'll have to promote my short stories and books too.
Am I insecure? Gosh yes. What if I don't have any more success than I did when I wrote in my spare time. What if I get blocked or bored and actually do worse than before? What if sharing office space with my husband causes friction? I'm so glad I have the support of my blog buddies and the lovely Insecure Writer's Support Group to help me. I'm sure there will be times when I need you.
I'm excited too. This is what I've wanted for a long time. Even if it doesn't work out and I need to get a proper job I'll have tried my dream for a little while. (btw, I have the new footwear now - might not be quite what some of you were picturing)
I hope that you all get a chance to experience whatever it is you really want. Is that to write full time, or do you have a different aim?
Here's a competition to win a copy of Office 2013. All you have to write is a caption for a photo.
Click here and scroll to the bottom to read one of my (very) short stories.