I want to do something with animals ie, work with them in zoos or something like that while writing fiction on the side. Maybe if my books become popular enough I will be able to be a full time writer. This is how J.K. Rowling and Nicholas Sparks approached becoming authors.
They both had jobs before they became full time writers. Nicholas did not know he really wanted to write until he was in his 20s (although he started writing summer after his first year at Notre Dame Univ.). He had a buisiness selling medical supplies with his brother, Micah, but felt the urge to write so he started writing. His first book was coauthored by an Olympic runner and had some success, but only because of the famous Olympian. However, his second book, and first official solo book, The Notebook
, has sold over 1 million copies to date (may even be over 1 billion-have to check) and is in many different languages. He published it in 1997 and it was recently made into a movie (last year) starring Remember the Titans
' Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams from Mean Girls
, James Garner, and Gena Rowlands. All of his books have been on the New York Times Bestseller list and some have been on more than once.
All three of the movies made from the books have been blockbuster hits. The other two movies are: Message in a Bottle
starring Kevin Costner and Robyn Wright-Penn and A Walk to Remember
starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.
J.K. Rowling was an English teacher of adults before becoming an author in the 90s. She, unlike Nick, has been writing stories since she was 6 years old.
They are my inspirations as an author.