If you made no money, would you keep writing?

D. M. Sonntag

2020-08-28 1 min read

I think it’s safe to say that there are a wide variety of writers in the world.

Some write for fun and never intend to publish. Some write for strictly profit and if books don’t sell food doesn’t come on the table. Some write as a side job with some money trickling in, but have a full-time job for a steady income though it takes up that writing time. Some write as a full time career with a steady paycheck from their publishings.

My dream is the latter but my reality is probably going to be the third option for a while, and I’m not even published yet so even that is a dream! Someone brought up a good point asking why I’m focusing on the next books in my series when I haven’t even released the first and don’t know if I’ll make any money from it. The answer was simple for me: I love to write.

I have so many stories in my head I want to share, and even if no one reads them I still want to release them and be able to see my creative brain in a physical, tangible thing: a paperback.
While I would absolutely love to turn my love for writing into a full time career, right now I’m writing for me with the thought that no one may read them except my mom.

Until I make my dreams a reality, I think I’ll keep my day job. But even if that dream never comes true, I would keep writing.