Filed under: Milestones.
Today is my 30th anniversary of being a full-time self-employed freelance writer.
On Friday, April 29, 1983, I finished the last job I ever had — being a teaching assistant in the School of Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson in Toronto. I’ve never had a boss since then.
I spent most of the rest of the 1980s doing freelance newspaper and magazine journalism, plus writing projects for corporate and government clients; I didn’t transition to full-time science-fiction writing until the early 1990s.
It’s been an amazing thirty years. I’m a lucky guy.