For the past seven years, I’ve been writing fiction.
I started with short reads and progressed to novels. Right now I’ve written twenty-six novels and a bunch of novellas and short stories under four different pen names.
It was a cool side-hustle. I did it for fun and profit. Some years I made good money, other years – not so much. I was lucky that I didn’t need that money to support myself. I had good investments and a partner that worked. So if I had a bad month. It hurt my ego, but I could still put food on the table. No big deal.
That was probably why I never took it too seriously. I had other life things going on and no real need to turn my ‘hobby’ into a business. Plus I was never really good at fiction. Mediocre at best, and really, who needs another mediocre romance novel?
Life doesn’t always flow in a straight line. There were a lot of changes in 2017 for me and while I still have those good investments (thank you past-Tracey) I don’t have the luxury of my partner’s income anymore. I’m on my own and I have little’s to support.
So in 2018, I’m returning to my roots. I’m going to write non-fiction again. It’s a better fit for me as I understand the business of non-fiction better than fiction. I have experience in the marketing side of it. It comes more naturally to me.
What will I be writing about?
I’ll start with some finance and business books since that is what I know best, but I also have plans to expand into writing or entrepreneurial books as well. Maybe even some minimalism and general life advice.
Right now I’m outlining a book on budgeting which I’ll start writing in January. Think short snappy bite-sized chunks of good advice at a great price.
I’m also toying with the idea of starting a YouTube channel to support my books and ideas. I haven’t quite made my mind up on that yet, mostly because getting in front of a camera is hella scary. It’s on my mind though. Maybe.
Will I be okay?
I’m in a good headspace. Better than good in fact. I’m feeling super pumped and excited about the future and this new direction for me.
It’ll be great to get out there again and do what I love best. Plus I’m getting back into the stock market. I’d forgotten just how much I love it. Those little stocks and their crazy erratic jumps and dips. LOVE IT (mostly the jumps). 😉
Expect to see more posts here that tie into the books I’ll be writing.
I did consider starting a new blog, but in the end, decided here was more appropriate. It’s an established site and while I haven’t written on business per se, it’s got some cred on making money with books so isn’t too much for Google to freak out over with the slight change in direction.
Plus the branding is good and I couldn’t think of another web address I liked that wasn’t already taken. 😉
You’ll be hearing more from me in the next few weeks and starting January, more posts that will support the books I’m writing.
I hope you’ll stick around.