In 1982 I had my first book and first article published as well as my first baby. Much has changed on all fronts since then including a 6’2” baby. I know how to get published (See below) as a freelance but, like all paying endeavours, you can be seduced into following the money trail. I became a freelance journalist and earned a reasonable living but it’s taken me 30+ years to write my first novel. Could I have written a novel earlier? Maybe. Then again a 30+ year writing apprenticeship is a good preparation for a novelist. I can’t tell you what path to follow, but I can tell you how to earn money from writing.