Are you ready to take your writing from a side gig to your full-time work? If so, are you asking yourself the right questions or making the best moves to prepare for the transition? On this episode, J. and Zach discuss how to become a career author and what you need to consider before you quit the day job. You will discover:

  • Some of the exciting stuff happening over on the Patreon
  • A simple relaxation technique you can use to re-center yourself anywhere, any time
  • The dangers of comparisonitis + why a large income isn’t always a sign of true success
  • How to become a career author by strategically investing time and money into your publishing business
  • The importance of prioritizing your writing
  • When marketing and administrative work becomes resistance
  • Why full-time author careers are built on backlists and the danger of resting your hopes on a single big hit
  • How the 80/20 rule applies to your author career
  • Why organizing your finances and paying off debts is essential to becoming a career author
  • The big question you need to ask: how much do you want it?

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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