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Fun Fact Friday: The Fun is Relative

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Writing is hard.  It also is oftentimes lacking in reward of a monetary nature.  Most of us who do write do it because we have to.  Because there is a drive inside of us, a thirst that simply cannot be quenched.  We simply have to write.

But because I have a singular aversion to homelessness, I also have a day job.  Two, actually.  And I’ve seen many posts on Facebook and Twitter bemoaning the fact that they have to spend time working when they should be following their dreams.

I am here to say that there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with having a day job.  In fact, Ernest Hemingway was a professional bullfighter; and he also pioneered his own signature brand of rum.  So you see, you can (and probably should) have a job without feeling like you’re betraying your passion for writing.

And who knows?  Maybe, during the course of your day to day job, you’ll encounter a person, task, or situation that can help in the enrichment of your next book.

Bye for now!

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