Reasons Why Being an Author is HardCDShark I am a aspiring author and absolutely love doing it, but there are time where I just want to through my pen and paper or laptop at the wall. These are some of the reasons why.
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I've always felt consistent with my writing and ideas. Never doubted myself. I kind of was too prideful in some cases. There's a balance you need to access. - cjWriter1997
This will come with any artistic career or hobbies. - CDShark
Nowadays, most people don't even read books anymore. It's all online, People own tablets and download books from there, etc. - TheLoudHouseSucks
Unless you're extremely lucky, you won't get rich of of writing and it can take many years to do so. - CDShark
A truly passionate writer will write for the love of writing and not for how much money can be made from it.
Money shouldn't be used as a incentive to write. At least not the main incentive. - Britgirl
Exactly, and I'm only 68. #GRRM
Everything you read, watch, or listen to will have new meaning when become more involved in the writing community. - CDShark
I've always been a critic, with or without writing. - cjWriter1997
It was tough at first for me. Now I have a lot of ideas planned in my head as days go by. It makes my writing easy. The hardest part about it all, is simply knowing when to finish that scene. Too much of good thing can be bad. It was a struggle at first but now I'm quite good. - cjWriter1997
Doesn't really get me anymore. - CDShark
There are ways around this, but to have the most successful experience you will need to communicate with strangers. That can be hard for people who would rather be alone and secluded. - CDShark
Finding that niche is extremely difficult. You need an edge.
Demand for books is shrinking, so your job can be in jeopardy - whattheheckamidoing
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