So what happened in those eight missing years to make a well-reviewed, commercially successful author fall so far so fast? Heartbreak? Rehab? Addiction to designer shoes?
She took the wrong day job.
The conundrum of how to support yourself as a writer isn’t a new one. At The Millions, Gina Fattore tells the sad story of 1780s literary sensation Frances Burney and the bad day job that tanked her career.