I know there are a lot of authors out there who live in more suburban or more rural areas than I do and they might wonder, “How do I make being an author and being an entrepreneur work in Chicago?”
Well, I take a lot of advantage of the transit opportunities when I’m on a bus, or a train.
I can be writing, I can be emailing.
I can be listening to podcasts, and I can be doing a lot of things there.
But also I use newer services like Lyft and Uber to take me everywhere I want to go in less time – while still being able to work.
There are hundreds and hundreds of coffee shops that I can go to and do work at and that has been extremely helpful.
I’ve also had great perks, like an author co-op space where I wrote my first four novels.
You’re not always going to have that available in a smaller towns, or rural areas, but also let’s talk geography.
During most of the year it’s cold, so I’m stuck inside and I am forced to do my work.
But then they have these beautiful months of the summer where it’s wonderful for people to visit.
It’s lovely to be able to go outside and enjoy festivals, but it’s only for a few months out of the year.
So it doesn’t take me out of my working too much, and it allows me to soak up as much vitamin D as I can in those few months.
And then the rest of the year I am getting down to business here in Chicago, Illinois.