So appreciated being able to post this piece at Writers Helping Writers
Five Ways to Prepare for an Encore Career as a Writer
1. Plan Ahead- look at
Retirement programs to take advantage of
Future work opportunities that are writing-friendly
2. Create a Transition
Research/reading that can be done before you are writing full time
Improve your craft
transitional work opportunity
3. Find others who share your interest
find a writing group
4. Keep your expectations reasonable
5. Research publication options.
Bonus tip- Follow the Joy!