An author’s life is something you make up as you go along.
It’s not something they teach you in school although – considering how many of us cherish the dream – it might be something they should consider.
There are no career programs where you start by fetching coffee for the big girls and boys and end with a corner office with a view to the harbour.
While we work our way towards the dream, we’re effectively working two jobs. There’s a life that we cherish with family and friends that can’t just be ignored. It’s a constant struggle between passion, commitment, tenacity and the desire to just forget the whole thing and live a normal life.
But a life without writing … that would be the real challenge!