There is so much to unpack here about what “breaking in” means, and what it gets you
Question for Creators:
When you were breaking in, what was your day job?
If you're currently trying to break in, what is your day job?
Right! What does it mean for a writer to “break in”? Is it selling a story? A novel? A series? Is it getting an agent? Does work for hire count, or self-publishing?
If it’s “quitting your day job,” gosh, that’s hardly any of us.
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