And healthcare has been good to me: It was a growing field when I graduated during a major recession and was looking for my first job, and continued to evolve (and therefore keep me employed) for years after. I’ve met a lot of smart, highly talented people who taught me as much as my expensive master’s degree did, and many of them have become great friends.
I’ve always thought about writing fiction though, more so in the last couple of years. So now it’s time to stop thinking and start doing, which is one of the reasons I’m starting this blog.
It’s so easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day responsibilities of a household and kids, not to mention the healthcare writing that I will still continue to do (don’t worry, clients who might be reading this!). My hope is that this blog will remind me to keep up with my non-healthcare writing, and give me an outlet to work through some ideas outside of the more formal realm of my paid work. I’m also hoping that the occasional “Yo, Jules, ’sup with that novel you claimed you were writing?” from you all will keep me on track.
Thus begins my journey to becoming a published fiction writer. I’ve packed sandwiches and extra socks, and now it’s time to hit the road. Wish me luck.
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