Big News Part Two…

Last week, I alluded to a second big change in the works, though I suppose the word “change” is a bit of an understatement. The news is a complete paradigm shift for me. The bottom line?

I RESIGNED FROM MY POSITION AT PFIZER INC. about two weeks ago, in order to pursue a career as a full time writer/author. For those of you who know me outside of my books, this move should come as no real surprise.

My passion for writing long ago eclipsed my enthusiasm to continue working as a pharmaceutical sales representative. With five books published, and an endless supply of ideas rattling around in my head, I had reached the point where it no longer made sense on any level to continue donning a suit every day and driving all over Maine to do a job I had long ago ceased to enjoy. It was truly a no-brainer, and couldn’t come at a better time. As you can probably guess, this is a good thing for everyone…not just me.

Most importantly for you, the books will come faster. The Perseid Collapse will now be available in mid to late November, instead of December. Instead of writing for two hours in the morning, I now have the entire day…and I have no intention of abandoning my early morning routine. I anticipate releasing 4-6 books per year, instead of two. It’s amazing what I can accomplish without having “report for duty” at Pfizer every day. I’ve written more in the past several days than in all of August, and I haven’t settled into a routine yet.

Tomorrow will be my first FULL day writing, and I couldn’t be more excited. For the first time in 24 years, I have no work uniform to pull off a hangar. No Service Dress Blues (Navy). No camouflage (USMC liaison days). No suit (Pfizer days). Just shorts and a T-shirt…I couldn’t be happier.

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28 responses to “Big News Part Two…

  1. Glenn Phillips

    Good for you, Steve!!!! You’ll never have any regrets. Your talent will carry you to tomorrow and beyond!!! You do great work.

  2. Awesome. Congrats, man. Now you can be “at work” unshaved, in your underwear, in varying degrees of sobriety, at all hours. Nothing quite like it short of panhandling or being a politician.

  3. Good for you! Also good for us, the readers,
    as we will get our hands on your books much faster! Win-win!

  4. Jim

    GODD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!I I retired last Oct from a hospital job (nuclear medicine). I know the feeling of being free to do what you want……

  5. Mohler, Thomas

    STEVEN,
    Congrats! I envy you! So when is the sequ to Jakarta Pandemic going to be out? That was my all time fa.
    Col Tom

    • Col. Tom, the sequel should be available by the end of November at the latest. With my schedule cleared, I should be able to triple, if not quadruple my daily writing output. Keep watching The Perseid Collapse page for details.

  6. Steven – you’re now living the dream that drives most if not all writers. I couldn’t be happier for you, man! Congratulations!

  7. Lynne

    I am so happy for you getting to be a full time writer. You are at the top of my list of favorite authors, can’t wait to read all the new novels you publish. As a newly retired person, I am finally getting to do all the things that I enjoy (such as reading great novels.)

    • Thanks, Lynn. I’ll do my best to fill your retirement days with entertaining stories. I plan to add some reviews to my book review page (you can get there from the tab at the top of the page), so you’ll have some more recommendations while you wait.

  8. Enoch Prow

    Steve, it happened sooner than you thought. Congratulations to you and all of your devoted fans.

  9. lifesabuffet

    Totally cool. Looking forward to reading more of your stories. Congratulations!

    • I can’t tell you how cool it is to report to my computer every day, or my thinking chair in the back yard…with a beer. Too bad I live in Maine, not much thinking will go on back there in the winter.

  10. Steve, Congratulations on following the path less traveled. You’ll be incredibly successful as your career as a full-time author blossoms. Best, Tom

  11. Congratulations Steve, it’s a true blessing to be able to walk away from the daily grind to follow your heart and do what you clearly enjoy … and what you are extremely good at. 🙂

  12. Cadeyrn

    Congrats! Standing by to purchase books and support your new path!

  13. Aaron London

    I don’t know whose happier, you having quit your job, or me, hearing you quit your job to write more and faster!!!

  14. That’s great, Aaron. This is truly a win-win situation for everyone. I couldn’t be happier. You couldn’t be happier. I’m writing 3X as much per day as I was before…on average. That should make everyone happier.

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