I aim to be fully self-employed by the time my husband loses the last of his eyesight.
My incredibly talented author husband, Jon Cronshaw, has a degenerative eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa.
He currently has 5% usable vision in one eye.
He has developed such an incredible mindset about this and does not let it get him down. It spurs him on to get things done and make a successful future for our family. He sees being an author as incredibly compatible with his strengths and limitations. He has so many stories floating around in his head. It’s a scalable industry. Technologies exist which allow for him to produce his manuscripts with relative ease. He’s now earning as much as a teacher.
We’ve worked together in the past and would love to again in the future. Using his creative strengths and excellent head for business, as well as my skills in the written word and an eye for detail (no pun intended), we plan to develop a one-stop shop for writers with proofreading, copyediting and developmental editing services along with author coaching. (Proofreading and copyediting = me. Developmental editing = probably both. Author coaching = him.) He’ll still be writing his fiction, so there’ll be times of the day/week where I’ll be working on my own, he’ll be on his own, or we’ll be together. Main thing is, we’ll always be in the same building so we can support each other.
Watch this space for the meeting of minds. We have a bright future ahead of us.