Will Write to Travel

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This fall I have bucket list travel plans. I’m going to Ireland complements of my little writing career, and I can’t wait!

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Note: I’m currently working on book #22 for Harlequin, but already have 25 books under my belt.

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In twenty-five years of working as a Registered Nurse, I never dreamed of becoming a writer until the last few. That’s when I followed a seemingly bizarre path suddenly written on my heart and wrote a book. Then another and another and another and another until I got published. So when this “second career” happened, (after six years of trying and a lot of hard work!) no one was more surprised, or pleased, than me.

Being Honest

During the past ten years I’ve earned enough money for one really good year’s salary in an upper middle class income tax bracket. The catch is, you have to divide it by ten! 😉 Could I live on my earnings? No way. Truth is people collecting the average social security check probably earn more than I do each year, but I feel fortunate to earn ANYTHING as a published author. Plus, over the years, my earnings have contributed to a great deal in our household, but thank goodness for that RN pension from a big hospital AND the support of my husband. I couldn’t have done any of this writing without that. As I said, I’m fortunate on so many levels.

Éirinn go Brách

Stormy sky over Cliffs of Moher covered in lush grass in Ireland.

Stormy sky over Cliffs of Moher covered in lush grass in Ireland.

So this year I dedicated my writing advance and royalty money for a trip of a lifetime to a country I’ve flown over but never visited before. It feels wonderful to already have the vacation paid for before I set foot on that Emerald Isle. Thank you small writing career for providing this upcoming adventure, but you know what? I earned it!

 

Here’s the latest book that helped me fund my trip: FALLING FOR THE MOM-TO-BE

Available now with 23 wonderful reviews at Amazon

Until next time, make it a great one!

Lynne

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4 Responses to Will Write to Travel

  1. robena grant says:

    You certainly have earned that longed for trip. I think it’s an excellent way to reimburse yourself for all of your hard work (because writing is hard work.) I hope Ireland is everything you want it to be and that your travels are safe. It’s also on my bucket list. I’ve done England, Scotland and Wales…but sadly, no Ireland. And my mother’s side are Irish. Must get there soon. 🙂

    • Yes, Robena you must get there!
      I have also visited England, Scotland and spent only a couple of days in Wales, but I can still say I’ve been there. (would love to go back).

      I’ll fill you in when I return. 🙂

  2. Susan Frank says:

    I have been to Ireland twice and loved it. The people are wonderful and the sights and history are amazing.

    One bit of advice – take a rain jacket! We had at least a little rain almost every day that we were there. That was in July both times.

    And look for the places where the locals eat, instead of places that cater to tourists. The food is usually wonderful and much more reasonable. We also experienced some fantastic music that way.

    • Hi Susan!

      Wonderful advice, and since I’m going in September I will definitely bring that rain jacket. I hope to eat in local places as often as possible.

      Thanks for your comments.