I’ve been focused on the day job and have now qualified as an emergency call handler after a few weeks of work and a training course with certification.
Art is a support system for life, and although the writing is a massive part of me, I am a firm believer in the value of working until you can support yourself.
Also, other people, another environment, those things are a mine of research and information. Listen to conversations, seed them with open questions about the work in progress without being obsequious about it.
A writing career is the goal. A satisfying job alongside that path is just a smart move. Also, food and bills are a powerful motivating force of life.
Anyway, back to the fiction and poetry.