I would say I’m neither. At parties for instance we define ourselves by what we do for a living. If somebody asks me ‘What do you do?’, I would reply that I’m a medical secretary and that I write books for a hobby. People say they are plumbers, electricians, computer programmers, engineers, hairdressers, or personal trainers for example, because the money earned from these jobs pay all the bills.
How can I define myself as a writer if all I’ve earned since January is £296.92? How can anybody live on that?
I like to write, and would happily stop being a medical secretary if I sold more books. However, as far as I can tell, my books are being pirated by illegal websites (I…
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