I write for my day job. And even though writing nonfiction exercises a completely different set of mental muscles than fiction-writing does, sometimes I feel like I’ve run out of words by the end of the day.
So I’m really happy that, for the next five weeks, I get to put novel-writing first. I’m revising the manuscript for the sequel to Deadtown (working title: Creature Comforts), which is due at my publisher on 8/1. And it’s my primary project for the month of July. (I’ll have a few other things going on, but those can wait until the end of the day.) For that month, I get to live my long-held dream of being a full-time novelist. I intend to enjoy every minute of it — the frustrations as well as the pleasures.
When you’re living a dream, even just for a little while, you should savor it.