The Shitty Jobs That Help & Harm Writers
Simona Terron

Thanks Simona. I’m a pastor, so my job involves a lot of writing — between 3,000–3,500 words a week, I once estimated. About two novels a year worth. Then people tell me, “You ought to write a book.”


Still, there’s a few novels inside me, but where to find the energy to sit at the screen and pound out more words? It feels too much like work. Maybe if I got another computer that was just for fiction writing? That’s money that’s needed for other things. I’m not sure of the answer, but I’d hate to have to wait another ten years when I retire before I have time and energy for fiction.

Keep up the good work. You have a gift, and you have the passion. Good luck with it all.