I’ve seen a lot of articles out there, saying that you shouldn’t give up your day job to be a writer because most writer will never make enough money to live. Well, if what you want is a huge paycheck, perhaps you should go into one of the professions listed as high paying instead. Surgeons, lawyers, dentists, and oh wait… software related (which was my degree) was also listed there three times. Damn, I should be able to get my huge paycheck as a software engineer.
Except that I know it’s not what my heart wants. Ignoring it will just kill my soul. And as lucrative as lots of money could be, I know it will never be enough to make me happy in the long run.
I believe in following dreams, going where my heart leads me to.
I know that not everyone can do that. We do need to take care of our living cost. But you’d be surprised that sometimes it’s not the money that stopped you, it’s the fear. Uncertainty. Will I ever make it? Am I delusional? Will I ever make it as an author? Well, tell you what, if you don’t believe in yourself, it’s less likely that anyone else will.
So if you do have the chance to do it, just do it! Imagine the possibilities of having the time to fully commit to research, write, rewrite, edit, and promote your work. Imagine how wonderful it feels doing something you love the whole day long!