Raised in the military, my childhood is scattered across the U.S. and Europe. I have held many jobs in my working life. Some have been quite interesting. Many have not been. But, everything that brings you experience is ultimately for your good. While I have never earned more than $10/hr(except when getting overtime) I have managed to pay off my education and buy a house. I decided early on that if I could learn to live on very little that was the best job security I could give myself. Considering the economic state of the world over the last few years, I don't think I have been entirely wrong.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm not trying to rock any boats, I just don't put a whole lot of stock or effort into doing what everyone tells you that you are supposed to do.
The thought of attempting to please a traditional publisher just made me tired. I have known some amazing writers who couldn't get the time of day from agents or publishers because they didn't fit whatever the current popularity mold is.
I never fit any mold. Why try?
What motivated me to become an indie author? It never occurred to me to be any other kind of author.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When you hit something on the head. When you know that you have spoken a truth and especially if you have done it in a way that other people will be able to understand.