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Another One Bites The Dust…

Saturday, October 10, 2009
Posted in: Authorly musings, Authors MIA

I was over at Vanessa Jaye’s when I came across this post.

Apparently Sara Donati, AKA author Rosina Lippi had this message on her blog:

If you were looking for my weblog (called Storytelling), or following a link to a particular post on the weblog, you have landed here because the weblog is not available.

The economic downturn and family circumstances being what they are, I find myself in a position I knew might well come some day — I’m going back on the job market, looking for more traditional employment. This means that I will be putting writing aside for the foreseeable future, and so I’ve taken down the weblog, for the time being at least.

Many of you have followed the weblog for six years, and I’d like to thank you for your continued interest and support. For newer readers, I’m sorry I didn’t have a chance to get to know you better.”

That’s kinda sad isn’t it? I didn’t particularly love Donati or her books, but it seems a shame that an author who’s already multi-published is driven to abandon her writing for economic reasons. I’m guessing there’s quite a few authors who have had to abandon their dream of writing in exchange for more traditional ways of earning the mighty dollar.