Let’s Get Healthy: Day Twenty-five (AKA Why All The Jewelry, Nic?) #romancefit
Time on Treadmill: 30 minutes.
Sweat Level: positively awash
“Nic, you’re a romance writer. Why do you keep banging on about all this jewelry?”
I’m glad you asked. See, writing is my passion, and it’s what I’m going to be doing until the day I drop dead over my keyboard. That being said, my writing process involves various kinds of crafts, jewelry fabrication being one of them. I literally cannot “just write” — I’ve tried it, and I get so boxed up I can’t even find a glimmer of a way through the story. But if I split my time between writing and fabricating a pair of earrings, the writing goes great guns because while I’m working on the jewelry I’m also mentally going over the story, padding out places and whittling away at others. When I’m finished with the jewelry I take all of that back with me to the laptop and put it into my WIP.
Also, and I hate to be blunt here, but books make money across a period of time. A book I sell today won’t pay me royalties until three months from now (or one month if it’s Smashwords). Whereas a piece of jewelry will pay me today, if I can find a buyer. And to be honest things are kinda tight in Casa Cameron right now, so anyone who buys one of my pieces is literally helping to feed my cats. If you want to see more of my stuff (sterling and otherwise), please do check out my Etsy store — there are all kinds of nifty sparklies up there right now.