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Life as a Writer by Shelley Munro

By On Aug 12 2010, 12:39 pm

Writing is my dream occupation, so I thought I’d do a list about writing—the good and the bad.

Thirteen Things About Life as a Writer

1. There’s nothing better than spending the day making up stuff.

2. There are incredible highs while the lows (rejection) can be very depressing and sap confidence.

3. Writing a book is plain hard work.

4. There’s always something to learn about craft or the business.

5. Promotion is an increasingly larger part of writing a book and it takes away from writing time.

6. Research is fun.

7. Long hours spent at the keyboard lead to bottom spread.

8. Fellow authors are generous in sharing tips and expertise.

9. You’re only as good as your last book.

10. Plot bunnies are slippery creatures and are forever teasing an unsuspecting writer. They taunt and tease and expect their poor author to put down everything and work with them!

11. Writing is a solitary business.

12. Leisure time for reading becomes in short supply.

13. There’s nothing as magical as holding your own book in your hands.

What do you like or dislike about writing?

The Bottom LineShelley Munro lives in New Zealand and writes contemporary and paranormal romance. She loves writing and can’t imagine a better job. Shelley’s recent release, The Bottom Line is available in e-format. A print version is also available for preorder from Amazon and The Book Depository. You can visit Shelley at


2 Responses to “Life as a Writer by Shelley Munro”

  1. Sharon says:

    Being a huge fan of your work, I just have to comment on number 6 on your list. Research is fun….I’m sure it is!!! Waiting not so patiently for the Bottom Line sequels.

  2. Thanks so much, Sharon. A sequel is coming, a little slower than I’d like, but it is underway. I promise!

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