Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions Blog on the topic of different ways to be a writer.
I used to think that a career in writing meant I had to be a traditionally published author.
I joined the NaNoWriMo scene, started a blog, and made sure all my high school teachers knew I had a goal of publishing a novel — all with the full intention of actually doing so.
It’s been about 10 years since I realized for the first time that I might actually be able to make this happen — and I still technically haven’t yet.
Not because I couldn’t. I just discovered a different path and chose that over my original course when the opportunity came along.
I never gave up on that dream. I just prioritized one ambition over another. Because I finally realized that the best path for me at the time wasn’t writing novels full-time.
No one had really ever told me I could choose a different path. I think…
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