Bankrate.com interviewed bestselling author Clive Cussler about his path to writing success, his automobile investments, and his nautical recovery activities.
“I wrote evenings and weekends for the first two manuscripts, then got an agent and decided I wanted to do that full time,” Cussler told the website. “So since I could write anywhere, we sold the house, stored the furniture and moved from Southern California and wound up in the mountains of Colorado. I wrote a book up there for a year and a half, going through the savings, still not getting published and went back to work in advertising. Then I broke through with Raise the Titanic! I remember when people would congratulate me on my overnight success and I would think, yeah, 11 years from the time I wrote the first word until the breakthrough.”