~❤~ Great piece!
I think this highlighted bit is the stage I’m at right now, along with being like a puppy finding chew toys. :)
I need writing to be fun, and it’s just not fun if it isn’t really me on the page. Maybe the real issue is: Can I write authentically and still get paid for it? I dearly hope the answer is yes, but for me with my toe barely in the pond that remains to be seen.
I just skimmed a well-liked article saying one can’t make a living as a writer. Yet the way I see it is: if one is able to make any amount of money at all from writing, that is part of making a living. Which is what would be a better focus. Writing most certainly can be part of making a living.
It’s hard enough being a writer in a world that generally doesn’t understand what that means. I think writers need encouragement from other writers, not smack downs. And your piece definitely adds to my encouragement. Thank you.