The Exhausting Work of Building a Writing Career

Matthew B. Johnson
South of Certainty
Published in
5 min readFeb 13, 2022

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As I write this, it’s been three weeks since my last day off. I don’t know when my next day off will be.

And I’m tired.

Why?

A few reasons.

I’ve been working myself day and night working on blog posts, trying to build up a social media following, growing my email list and writing my weekly newsletter, and…

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Matthew B. Johnson
South of Certainty

I’m a Sacramento-based writer, English professor, track coach, C-5 incomplete quadriplegic, diehard 49ers fan, comic book geek, and lover of all things coffee.