Hello and welcome to the #AtoZChallenge 2016. Blimey, the year has flown by yet again! This year I have decided to focus my A to Z blog challenge on everything that makes up SpookyMrsGreen. I will reveal some insights about me, Catherine Green, I will share aspects of my personality, and interests and pursuits that all come together to form this magnificent blog that we see today.
My word for the letter A is Authorpreneur. It is a word I have picked up during my adventures in becoming a published author. Back in the early days of my professional writing career, I was so excited to have finally been published, that I neglected to research the real implications of our industry. An actual publishing company liked my books enough to want to publish me, and I was ecstatic! I was also incredibly naive. During the years that followed, I have explored lots of avenues in creative writing, freelance writing, and how I can earn real money doing what I love.
It is not easy, let me tell you. I have learned many hard lessons in the past six years, and I am still learning more every day. My income falls way short of anything that can be called a living wage, and I am very lucky to have a husband with a steady, full-time job that supports us both. It is not enough, and so I simply cannot sit at home writing my novels and short stories. I have to diversify. I have to monetise my websites, approach potential clients, and do all manner of things that I previously knew nothing about. It is very much a work in progress, but it finally seems to be progressing in the right way. See you tomorrow, for the next letter in the #AtoZChallenge.