I was in my late 20s when I attended a booksigning for a bestselling author. For some reason, nobody had shown up for the event. I planned to leave as soon as the next fan showed up, but nobody did.
So I stayed.
I watched for an indication she wanted me to leave her sitting there alone. She never gave one. So we talked about the writing life. She gave me tips that have stuck with me to this day. One of them was very interesting.
"Writing is all I can do," she said. "I have no other talent. So I put all my effort into writing. Then I can pay other people to do all the other things."
Think about it. If you could make enough writing, you could outsource everything. You wouldn't have to know how to bake or cook...
You could pay someone to clean your house and reorganize your closet.
A writing friend of mine published a few novels, then retired to the beach. She now acts and sings in local productions, makes crafts, and writes novels she publishes herself.
Of course, there are also the many talented children's authors who can illustrate and write. I envy them, too!
I can't even keep a plant alive for more than a month.
Are you multitalented? What are your talents?
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