Hello, my name is Megan and I am an insecure writer.
I am sure many authors have had this very same thought, until they have published their first book (and perhaps even after). Am I wasting my time? Is this just a silly fantasy? I should probably be thinking of something practical to do for the next 30-40 years of my life, right?
Just starting out, everyone has these thoughts, right? No? Just me? Ah well.
This isn’t only true for writing fiction, either. I have often wondered the very same thing when it comes to blogging. Am I wasting my time? Blogging is fun (and yes, it’s a lot of work). I put a considerable amount of time into reading the books, writing reviews, trying to do blog hops and keep our AtoZ Reading Challenge going (and I am not even alone in this blogging world – I am one of the lucky ones who has an amazing co-blogger . . . but this post is all about me!)
In all seriousness . . . my goal is – eventually – to be a full-time writer. Novels, freelance writing, and blogging. But is it realistic? Can I really make a living doing what I love?
These are the thoughts that
plague nag at me when I slow down long enough to think about them. Especially now, as I start yet another round of Camp NaNoWriMo. Am I wasting my time? Will I even finish? I have started Camp NaNoWriMo and the November NaNo almost every round for the last FOUR years, since I first found it. And I have only finished a couple times. Will this time be any different?
Yes. Yes it will.
Happy writing ❤