10 thoughts on “I Felt the Fear and Did it Anyway ~ One Year On …

  1. Have you not retired then? 😉 Aw, Sharon, this is such a lovely post to read. I know that last year was a tough one for you. I’ve worked from home for so long and have been self-employed at different points so I’ve been prepared for the step of becoming a full-time writer (if it ever happens) for so long that it’s easy to forget how hard it can be to transition. You made it through, though, stronger and more determined than ever before. I’m excited to see what this 2nd year of self-employment brings and I have a feeling it will be great things! With you every step of the way xxx

    1. Thank you, Jessica. You’ve played a huge part in helping me to adjust. My jaunts up to Scarborough to see you have been fantastic, as well as our frequent catch-ups in Beverley and elsewhere. I honestly never expected it to be such a massive deal and assumed I would take to working from home really easily. Not so simple to adapt, after all! But I really feel I’ve finally settled and now I’m really loving this new life. I love my job! Looking forward to a fabulous year, for both of us. Xx

  2. I can’t believe it’s been a year! But look what you’ve achieved – not just the latest books, but finding a new stronger you. xx

    1. Aw thanks, Rachael. It’s been quite a journey (she said, sounding like an X-Factor finalist) but I’m getting there – with lots of help from you and the rest of my WR chums. Xx

  3. I didn’t realise you were THAT old, Sharon. Filofax indeed! LoL. Great post showing both sides of the authorish coin. Keep up the good work, set yourself dedicated employment hours for writing, and if you need some time off for socialising, just ask the boss. Oh, that’s you. 😀 Best of luck now you’ve completed your ‘apprenticeship.’

    1. Haha, I only got my Filofax this year! My first one but it’s SO useful. And pink! Very pretty. I love it and admit to stroking it quite a lot… Thank you for dropping by and commenting! x

      1. You’re a success! Love your blog , proper fandom here, as you know! Heard an author at a talk say that authors are prone to emotional sensitivity, a required personality trait for creativity. Also, It’s a year since I started reading your books! Xx

  4. Aw, thank you so much Sam! My mum always told everyone I was far too sensitive for my own good and she’s probably right, but if it’s a by-product or even a requirement for creativity then I won’t complain. Thank you so much for all your support. You’ve been an absolute star! xx

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