Happy Thanksgiving!

No lesson this week, owing to the holiday, but an encouragement just the same…

Most authors do not typically earn enough from their book sales to be able to write full-time.

That’s encouraging?

Well, in a way, yes! That means most professional authors write their wonderful stories AFTER they finish their other jobs. They squeeze their creative writing into the chinks of time when other people might pursue other hobbies…or just watch television.

Your storyworld can become a very portable hobby–one you carry in your head, handy to work on in any spare moment…like in the car while you’re driving to your grandmother’s house for the holiday.

Life is busy, but the encouragement is that you don’t have to wait for an ideal situation where you have no duties to distract from your writing. Learn to look for the bits of time that add up to great stories, and understand that the life you’re living in the REST of your time is what gives you something to write about. Be looking for your next great idea!

About Lynn Dean

Lynn Dean dictated her first story before she could write and continued to write stories, illustrate them, and bind them into books throughout childhood. As a homeschooling mom, she enjoyed passing a love for writing to her own children and ten years of co-op students.

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