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Thursday, June 18 • 10:15am - 10:30am
Do I have to win the publishing lottery to leave the job that is slowly sucking the life out of me? (Maxwell's)

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Writing provides us many journeys: death-defying adventures, times of self-discovery, routes of escape from reality, or simply ways to murder our co-workers and not be thrown into jail. While many creative people, myself included, are constantly looking for a way out of something terrible, like mourning a loved one or a career that is killing us cubicle by cubicle, we often must find a way to love and accept where we are right now before we can reach beyond that terrible thing and into what is absolutely possible. My writing has seen me through the illness and death of my mother, and just this year, I was able to leave my 20-year corporate job as a CPA and transition into a full-time career as an author for young adult fiction. And I didn’t have to win the publishing lottery to do it. It’s not always easy to juggle what life throws at us while pursuing a career as a creative, but it can be done. And we just might get to slash some of the people who have held us back at the water cooler when it’s all said and done.


Thursday June 18, 2015 10:15am - 10:30am
The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel 2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228

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