Well, it’s official. I’m at the end of an era. Because of restructuring, the position I work for my day job is being eliminated.
So I’m on the job hunt again. And everyone seems to know what I should do for my next day job…except me.
What I want to do more than anything is to be a novelist for a living. But all of us writers know that writing fiction for a living rarely is financially possible. Most writers need a day job to pay the bills.
My current experience is in marketing and social media. But I’ve had trouble finding the energy to write after a long day of work. I don’t know if it will get any better if I continue in this current field.
I know…I know… Write first before you do anything else. But I am so not a morning person. Those early morning hours (sometime between 4am to 10am) are when my brain finally reaches REM sleep. So waking up early to write before work really isn’t an option for me. My body just does not operate on full power unless I get my REM sleep.
What I do know is I want to either do something creative or do something that makes a difference (helps people). I’m still trying to look at this as an opportunity. We will have to wait and see how it all turns out.
In the greater sense, as a writer, people often try to write what’s popular or what people tell them they should write. But the best stories are the ones you are passionate about. The ones closest to your heart. So don’t forget to do the things that matter to you because it’s your life and you have to make the most of it.