Writers try to avoid redundancy, whether it be across the length of a sentence, eg:
She lowered herself down. (are you going to lower yourself up? no, so the 'down' is redundant)
He sat on a chair. (the 'on a chair' is generally redundant, only worth noting if unusual)
Or in their day job, eg:
Today I no longer work for the aerospace giant that has employed me for the past 11 years.
Department of Redundancy Department.
Whilst I've succeeded in the former (I hope), I've not been so successful in the latter. I am, as of April Fools' Day, a full time writer, by virtue of no longer having a day-job.
The advanced research centre I worked for has been closed (with ~150 scientists losing their jobs).
Having a very disabled child to look after (born 1 month after I joined the company) makes me too unreliable time and travel-wise to secure a new job, so I'm going to do the writing thing all day!
Now I no longer have to cycle ten miles a day getting to and from work I shall probably grow fat. I've bought myself a PS4 to help burn the spare calories!
Today did bring good news too - it looks as if I will have a publisher for my books for some years to come.
I will miss the science ... but I've been doing this writing thing a while now:
... the boy I'm holding there is now 21!
So really it's something good, something new, and I'm going to enjoy it.