My Journey to Become a Writer 04/29/2024 Post #120

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I’m wanting to reiterate more of my notes from listening to Anne Lamott.  She’s had books in print for something like forty-five years.  Before that, she watched her father be a successful writer.  I’d say she’s seasoned.  She herself said that she recently turned seventy. I bet she knows some things I ought to take note of, if I want to take a similar path, or high tail it in another direction. 

One thing I heard her say was that she’d taught that whole time. 

I’m guessing that was a more stable income than waiting for book deals. 

She’s small; but not starving, so I doubt she totally depended on art.  Teaching is a practical way to benefit from the craft of writing.  I wonder if I will ever get the nerve to do any of that.  Mostly, I see myself as an encourager instead of an instructor.

The book, “The Well-fed Writer” comes to mind.  I still haven’t implemented its strategies, because I feel like I’d be setting aside my own stories once more; but I have kept its tips in the back of my mind for broadening my horizons – and keeping my bank account afloat.

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I did Day 120 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through L.A. Writers’ Lab.  

My Current Home Management Strategies to Help Stay Organized as a Writer

I’ve been trying to keep things as simple as possible as far as possessions and projects are concerned. There will always be more to do – at some point I have to draw a line in the sand and drop what seems like I can’t let go of.

Right now I need to drop everything and go to bed. Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

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