A few months ago I made the choice to take a step back from the whole lawyer-gig. After spending five years behind a desk drafting legal documents and inside the Family Courthouse arguing cases, I decided to refocus my efforts.
Many factors influenced this decision, among them:
- My darling 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with a severe speech delay. I didn't really need the official diagnosis to know she needed all the help and energy I could afford her, but it was a wake up call.
- My fifteen other children (just kidding...I only have four children, it just feels like fifteen) were becoming increasingly more active in their lives too and needed more of my attention.
- And I'm not gonna lie...I WANTED MORE WRITING TIME! I signed with one of the most amazing agents in the industry (Sarah Davies) and I felt that she deserved my best efforts.
Some days I ask myself, "Self, are you crazy?"
And I answer, "Obviously, since I'm talking to myself."
Then I shut up and get to writing again. After all, I have to get to work! :)