I'm going to continue with a few more words of wisdom gleaned from smarter, more experienced writers than I, that I listened to at Legendary Confusion last weekend. One particular bit of advice that stuck with me was a quote from a multi-talented gentleman named Tobias Buckell. He said, "success in writing will bring MORE WRITING." That's right, not fame or wealth or contentment, more writing. Now though it may be true that J.K. Rowling might never have to figuratively put pen to paper ever again, for the rest of us, the main reward for this craft will be more book contracts, more invitations for collaboration, more anthology submission calls, etc. This is where that passion comes in. If you really are passionate about writing, then it becomes its own reward and life will quickly become amazing. However, if you are not writing for the pure joy of writing, you may find yourself disenchanted with your success. Just something to mull over. Happy Monday.
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My name is Jen Haeger and I have a degree in Veterinary Medicine as well as a Master's in Forensic Science, so I decided to forget all that and write novels. I used to read quite a bit as a youth, but was not introduced to truly spectacular writing until my husband showed me the works of Jim Butcher, Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and others. We are both enormous dorks and enjoy Science Fiction, Fantasy, Board Games, and RPGs, but also try to get out backpacking every once in a while (much easier to do when we lived in New Zealand). Cheers!