Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that asks us: Would It Really Be So Bad If Writing Never Became Your Day Job?
At the beginning of 2019, my employer offered me a different job within the same company. I quickly transitioned out of my position as a writer and into a different role — one that was a better fit for me but would no longer require me to spend eight additional hours a day writing articles.
At first, this both worried and discouraged me. Could I even still call myself a writer if it wasn’t what I did “for a living”? When people asked me what I did for work, could I even still say I was a writer? The title was so embedded in my identity that I was almost afraid I wouldn’t be the same person — the same “me” — without it.
That was a silly thing for me to worry about, of course. I do more than enough writing outside of “work work” to be able to…
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