Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Writing full time


Oh, I’d love to be a full time writer. You feel me, right?  Make my living writing though, is just a dream. The funny thing is that I am currently writing full time with just a small difference…  I don’t make any money. Where’s the harm, right? Well, there is harm because I have to live too, but I’ll put that aside for now.


If you’d asked me two years ago how I was imagining my life, there is not a chance that I would think about writing full time. As much as I loved writing, I was so afraid to make the step and share it with others. But hopefully that changed, and it got me where I am today; sitting in my apartment and writing a post about writing. Yeah, if you’d told me that, two years ago, I would have laughed. The truth is that too many things have changed since I decided to do what I love and in order for this to happen I had to change myself first. I had to accept that I’ll suck at this. Despite the fact that I was writing since I was a kid, the serious writing is quite different. And I am still learning.

The day I decided to start a novel, having in mind that I want to share it with others, was the first day I truly committed myself to writing and I would do it again. That night, I started writing full time and I didn’t stop. Along with studying, I wrote two novels. Dazed, which I am editing, and another one, untitled, that I want so badly to edit and share with you. But priorities are priorities.

Which is leading me to full time writing. Frankly, it came naturally. Since I am still a student, well I am so close to graduation but I am having some issues, I have plenty of time on my hands.  And I made my time worth. That was the reason I wrote my second novel in four months. Dazed took me almost a year, you see the difference. One thing lead to another, I created a twitter account, a blog and I focused on writing more seriously than any other time. I am spending most of my time working in every day schedule. Weekends are no different.

I am truly devoted to writing but I know this won’t last for long. I do it almost for a year now, but as I said in the beginning, I have to live and in order for this to happen, I must get a job, which will bring an end to writing full time, but it will hopefully pay the bills. Even though I don’t want to stop writing full time, there isn’t really a choice here. But I won’t be greedy. I did what I love for a whole year and it was amazing. The feeling you have when you’re doing what you love cannot be compared with anything else. I know that now.

This is my experience with full time writing. Pease share your experiences or thoughts. Thank you for reading. 

2 comments:

  1. Hello Athina,
    I am following you back! Keep on writing!
    ~Lauren

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