After twelve years as a divorce lawyer specializing in unhappy endings, I am now writing books for a living. Before everyone starts thinking that you can sell a novella and an anthology and then afford to give up your day job – STOP! No, no, no. That's not what happened. And, unless eating and paying the mortgage are not high priorities for you, I wouldn't recommend that sort of drastic life (and economic) change. My sudden career switch resulted from my husband getting one of those "can't turn it down" job offers.
With only a few months' notice, his work took us from Maryland to our current home in California. Instead of days filled with court, clients and a great deal of whining and complaining (by them and me), I now write for a living. Well, I'm supposed to write. Some days that's a bit more difficult than others. Let's say that theoretically my days are now filled with writing.
When not working on something, writing or otherwise, I spend as much time as possible with my supportive and adorable husband James. Think of me as a recovering lawyer. And, really, if you're going to recover from something that exhausting, then San Diego is a good place to do it.
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