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My ambition vs My reality

Royal T
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:34:27 GMT

So part of me wants to cut off the entire world and write and record until my heart needs a rest. Then take my work to every outlet I believe gives me a chance and force them to listen to me. Someone will like what I have I guess. I wanna go old school and just shoot my shot. At the end of the day my efforts would make for a great story. Another part says be patient stay at your job and work you have responsibilities. Even though you don't mind working you are not fulfilling your life's purpose. I have encouraging people around me its just the risk itself. I believe anything you want you should go for it. I believe I have what it takes to risk it all.

Donricklez
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 16:20:36 GMT

I feel the exact same way, especially on days when I’m at work and have a constant flow I need written down but can’t take the time to do it.

valelinz
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:12:58 GMT

I've always been aware that being a writer may never be my only job. I never planned to write fiction all day. I even lost my habit of writing a lot over the weekend. I work best by writing little, 500 to 1000 words a day, and when I'm inspired. That's why it takes me so long to write something. But it must be because of the market of my country. National authors aren't well accepted, most of the books sold are translations, there are only about 10 authors who really manage to sell well (not necessarily the best ones...). And yes, I think it's silly to leave work to become a writer before getting a place in the literary market. It's difficult, it doesn't work for everyone, and it's always good to have financial security. But maybe that's because I'm a woman, and from what I see, most of those who devote themselves exclusively to writing (even though they've never published anything before) are men. And this is just my observation.

sojourn503
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 03:34:58 GMT

This is a tough question. If I get you right, your question goes deeper than talking about the craft of writing; you´re aiming at what would satisfy you as a person. Where I´m at is this: I´m going to try, wholeheartedly hustle at different things. One of them is writing. If I gain traction, if I find that it´s working, I know that it´s right. But there does come a time when I find that I just don´t have the intuition or background in a skill, so I adjust my expectations for what I can achieve at it.