Writing is hard. It also is oftentimes lacking in reward of a monetary nature. Most of us who do write do it because we have to. Because there is a drive inside of us, a thirst that simply cannot be quenched. We simply have to write.
But because I have a singular aversion to homelessness, I also have a day job. Two, actually. And I’ve seen many posts on Facebook and Twitter bemoaning the fact that they have to spend time working when they should be following their dreams.
I am here to say that there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with having a day job. In fact, Ernest Hemingway was a professional bullfighter; and he also pioneered his own signature brand of rum. So you see, you can (and probably should) have a job without feeling like you’re betraying your passion for writing.
And who knows? Maybe, during the course of your day to day job, you’ll encounter a person, task, or situation that can help in the enrichment of your next book.
Bye for now!