I started out taking part-time work at Specsavers where my boyfriend worked, while I found something more permanent. But there was nothing. It was depressing and my boyfriend suggested again that I look at writing. Surely there was a way to bring in money with that, even if it was just doing something during my days off to get my novel out there.
So, I took a long look online. And you know what, there was a way! There were lots of options to become a freelance writer. It wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do at the time—I didn’t think so anyway. But it would bring in the money and would be so much better than working at Specsavers part-time.
I could become my own boss, and could dictate when I work. Sure, there was all the self-employment paperwork to sort out and it would make buying a house difficult, but the recession had already cause problems for some of that. We’d have time to build up the income, the savings and the documents at a later date.