You Don’t Have to Write Full Time Right Away — And Maybe You Shouldn’t

Check out this interesting post from the Novelty Revisions blog on whether you should jump in to full-time writing.

Meg Dowell Writes

Many writers sit down at their laptops and think, “I’m going to be a writer.”

A portion of those writers actually go on to write things. Many of them write things well. Some of those writers “make it.” Whatever your definition of “making it” as a writer means.

The reason many writers who put in the work required to “make it” (I call these active writers) isn’t because they don’t try hard enough or because they aren’t good enough at writing.

(There are some who miss out on success because of reasons like these, but these aren’t the only reasons.)

Actually, many active writers don’t succeed because they try too hard.

There is nothing wrong with the grind, the hustle, whatever you call your relentless pursuit of this passion-you-pray-will-become-a-job called writing. It’s hard work, after all, that kept me writing when I literally could not get hired to do…

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