Getting the support of your spouse or significant other can make the difference between success and failure when becoming a career author. Discover how to set expectations and boundaries while honoring the relationship.

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.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to determine what kind of support you need.
  • Options for having the conversation with your significant other or loved one.
  • Ways to be reasonable when you ask for support.
  • Why you should take your ego out of the equation when deciding the kind of support you need.
  • How to barter for time or compromise in ways when everybody wins.
  • How supporting your partner’s passions or hobbies can be beneficial to you.
  • Why it’s important to check in periodically to make sure the arrangement is still working for everyone.
  • Ways to appreciate the people in your life who support your creativity.

Also, discover why writing your first draft quickly is the best approach when working on your novel.

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