I’m a co-host today! In all this time (I signed up on 7th January 2015) I’ve never been a co-host before. Being somewhat insecure (of course), I wondered whether you had to do something special to qualify. The answer is no, just volunteer to host the day’s question and visit lots of you lovely people. Co-hosts cover the whole sign-up list, to make sure everybody gets visited.
Actually, if you want to know more about me, see my second post: ‘Oh dear, I got it wrong’!
The last in my series
Funny really; that second post included a nearly-right obituary as part of the writing course I’d just started. It started by saying roughly ‘Jemima’s millions of fans will forever wonder what happened in the last instalment’.
Well, no need to worry. The last book in the Princelings of the East series is now out. Princelings Revolution launched last Thursday, and is on a blog tour, which you can still join if you wish. Just leave a note below and I’ll email you.
Am I still insecure? Of course!
I mean, why would anyone other than someone who’s read the nine previous books buy it? Although I have heard that some people won’t start a series that’s still in progress, in case they are left without the ending. If that’s you, well, head over to Amazon, iTunes, B&N, Kobo or Smashwords to buy the ebook (special price until 23rd Oct) or the paperback.
Princelings Revolution (Princelings of the East book 10)
The planes are crashing, the people are angry at the changes and shortages. King Fred puts democracy to the test and finds it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. And things are going from bad to worse…
Above all this there is a promise Fred wants to keep. A promise to an engaging chap he made when he was a mere stripling, when he persuaded Lord Marius of Hattan to stop the Great Energy Drain.
What will happen if he fails?
The Insecure Writers Support Group
Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
This month’s question
When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?
I’ve been self-employed on project-based work for several years, during the 90s and 2000s. So my writing looks like project work rather than a full-time occupation. Now that I’ve stopped the other work I did I’m drawing my pension—several added together than don’t add up to my brother’s local government pension—but it means I have regular income and enough to pay bills. So although I consider my occupation ‘writer’, I also get to tick the box for pensioner if I need to, which is useful for things like finance agreements.
That also means that I can write what I want and set my own deadlines, so it’s not like someone making a living as a writer (or trying to). But I don’t think of it as a hobby. Those are the things I would like to do if I wasn’t writing or promoting, etc.
I may not write books every day, but every day I’m working on my books in some way or other.
Except I’m due a holiday. Don’t employees get holiday (vacation)? I should do that sometime.
Princelings Revolution Launch tour and Giveaway
The Giveaway is still running (till 23rd Oct). Please enter as many times as you like, and click the Badge to visit other people on the tour. Thank you!