Friday, October 28
I'm a writer with another job on the side
This week I had an inspiring conversation with my brother. He went on and on about how proud of me he was that I was pursuing my dream as a writer. I spent time complaining about my day job. Then he said something that stunned me. He said "Remember, you're a writer with a side job as a nurse. Don't let your side job ruin your day." I never looked at it that way. I always thought I was a nurse that wrote on the side.
Don't get me wrong. I don't hate being a nurse, but I'm not passionate about it. I love writing, but I don't give it half the time or effort I give my nursing career. Nursing helps pay the bills, but it doesn't make me happy. Adding words to the page, helping my h/h reach their HEA, that makes me happy. So why do I treat it like it's not as important as my day job?
Ever since that conversation, I've been writing like a mad woman. I've hit a few snags here and there. In one scene, a serial killer made an appearance. Weird, huh? It'll probably get cut, but for right now, it works. But I'm allowed to be a little strange. After all, I'm a writer.