This fall I have bucket list travel plans. I’m going to Ireland complements of my little writing career, and I can’t wait!
Note: I’m currently working on book #22 for Harlequin, but already have 25 books under my belt.
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.
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
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!