Authorpreneur is how some writers who independently publish their own work describe themselves.
It pulls in the combined creative and business efforts involved in writing and publishing.
While I don't think we said that specific word, this week I had the chance to be a guest on Jeremy Richter's Lawyerpreneur podcast to talk about exactly that mix of creative pursuits.
Like me, Jeremy is a lawyer, podcaster, and writer. He devotes his podcast to the many things attorneys do both inside and outside their law practices.
We talked about my gradual shift from law to writing, the idea for my podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, productivity, and creativity.
Whether or not you consider yourself an authorpreneur, some things you might find helpful in the interview:
- prioritizing a personal life when work is all around you
- balancing career responsibilities with fiction writing
- how time management and productivity change when you look at projects rather than hours
- the pros and cons of engaging in more than one profession
You can check it out here:
P.S. For more on staying centered while juggling more than one career you may want to check out Happiness, Anxiety, and Writing: Using Your Creativity To Live A Calmer, Happier Life.