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Offline Endian

And I find somewhere else to spend time online instead of writing
« on: September 21, 2017, 01:34:50 PM »
Hi, I'm Rich. That's my name, not my fiscal situation  ;)

I live in the UK and have recently traded a software engineer job (via redundancy) for sitting on my arse writing and wondering if I should start looking for a proper job again.

I have self-published a novella using KDP, "Fire in the North". I have another almost ready to publish, and a half a first draft of book 3. Somehow, inbetween the self-doubt and internet browsing, I have managed to produce a bunch of words that make some sort of sense.

When not procrastinating or writing, I read or look wistfully at my boardgame collection knowing I can't justify buying any more without a steady income. Oh, and I might "have a quick go before I start" of whatever video game I have on the go. And tabletop RPGs. I play them sometimes.

That was me in a nutshell then :-)

Rich






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Re: And I find somewhere else to spend time online instead of writing
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 01:51:11 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum :D

We're a friendly bunch, if a little crazy, but that's actually normal, right?
There are people from all over the world in here 8)

Feel free to read everything and post everywhere, even old threads!

And if you want to both spend time online AND write, give our Monthly Writing Contest a try ;)
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Re: And I find somewhere else to spend time online instead of writing
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 12:03:43 AM »
And we have two threads that might be of Interest:
How many words did I write today? http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?topic=851.0
And
Avoiding Writing: Or, how many words didn't you write today? http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?topic=7574.0

There you have us: a forum for all occasions.  ;D
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Re: And I find somewhere else to spend time online instead of writing
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 02:46:40 AM »
Welcome to the rabbit hole!

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Re: And I find somewhere else to spend time online instead of writing
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 01:42:23 PM »
Welcome!

If you join our monthly writing contest, this will be a place where you actually write short stories instead of long ones. Ever since I started here, my writing got tremendously better and my long WIPs got so little work done I'm not sure they deserve the name anymore.

Hopefully you'll join the craze anyway. Fresh blood is always good.
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Offline David Gullen

Re: And I find somewhere else to spend time online instead of writing
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 03:41:11 PM »
Hi Rich,
You're a luck person if you don't need a day job and can write (or prevaricate about writing). If you can do that, good luck, but the chances of making good money are...;)
Old-school advice was that you should have two years money in the bank before you quit the day job. These days with self-pub etc it's different for some people.
I work 3 days a week at the day job - it's a good compromise financially because writing earns me very little.

D.