How did you get into writing?
I always wanted to be a writer, but of course, the Careers Advisers at school always said 'Get a proper job with a pension,' so being an obedient Child of the 1960s, that's what I did. I went into catering, and then I got medically retired at the age of just 44. I wasn't ready for the scrapheap though - I decided I would become a home tutor for exam candidates, and I studied for two degrees. Problem was, I couldn't get the appropriate teaching practice to get the certificate I needed to guide Little Johnny through his GCSEs or A Levels.
So I drifted into writing. I started writing for Helium just to pass the time, and then my stuff got noticed, and I earned money from page views and stock sales, as well as getting commissioned to write articles for websites. Now I have my own website, and I write for a number of websites and private clients. I'm also working on my first book, and although I don't earn megabucks, I can truthfully say I write for a living, because if I needed to, I could live off my writing earnings.
So, there it is. I got into writing by accident, and now it's turned into a second career for me. How did you get into writing, and is it a career for you, or just something to fill in some spare time?
Image Credit » My own screenshot from my website