My website has a brand-new look and I am on a mission to make my dream of writing full-time come true.
For years, I’ve clung to every reason you can think of to not chase my dream:
I can’t afford it.
I’m not good enough.
I don’t deserve it.
For the past six months or so though, there’s been a revolution of sorts going on inside me.
First came a certain sense of disillusionment with my current job, a job that offers some degree of security and one I happen to like very much. I just couldn’t picture myself doing that job for the rest of my working years. I just couldn’t.
There was something else that I really wanted to do and it was high time I sat down and figured out how to go about doing this thing I really wanted to do.
After spending some time thinking it over, I finally realized that nothing was going to change unless I changed. I had to be the one to make some major changes to set myself on the path to accomplishing my goal.
I changed university majors from Communication to Creative Writing and English with a concentration in Fiction. I went so far as to change universities.
The next couple of years will undoubtedly be quite tough. Writing will have to be a part-time job, while I build up some cred and start selling stories. I figure, I’ll need to write at least 1700 words daily just to stay on task. That’s not as easy as it sounds. It’ll take a hell of a lot of determination and persistence but I’m confident that I have that in spades.
This is one heck of a serious and epic undertaking. I’m excited and scared to take this plunge but there is a part of me that’s incredibly calm and confident about it all. For the first time in my life, I feel like I’m on exactly the path I’m meant to be on.