Some things I want to do before I die.
Publish a book.
For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of becoming an author. I’m nowhere near publication right now, but check back with me in several years, okay?
Interview a celebrity.
I’ve been thinking about interviews lately for some reason. Also, I use the word “celebrity” loosely. Anyone successful. Author, athlete, actor, etc. Anyone cooler than me essentially.
Run a marathon.
As a kid, my endurance wasn’t that bad. During track events, I chose the longer distances. Then again, I remember going to a track meet at another school and not wanting to do the race. I didn’t come in last at least. In my high school fitness class, we had to run 5K at the end of the semester. I survived. Somehow.
Host a party.
Social anxiety means people and parties aren’t my thing. I didn’t go to formals. I didn’t go to prom. So for me, hosting a party will be quite a challenge.
Start a book club.
First, I need to find strangers who like to read. Then I have to get them to be my friend. That’s not an easy task because I seem to scare normal humans away. Let’s not get into my pettiness or the fact I burn bridges like people burn matches. Maybe I’m better off starting a virtual book club.
Knit a scarf.
If you’re willing to teach me how to sew, I’m willing to learn. I can teach you how not to sing in return. Sounds like a fair trade if you ask me.
It took two years for this post to go from conception to publication. Can you tell what type of writer I am?
“Writing a story is impossible.”
“Buy my book! Buy my book! Buy my book!”
“I haven’t seen the sun in three months and twenty-eight days.”
With every venture, endevaour, or dream one embarks on…lies a harsh reality one must face someday.
Today, Aspirignwriter22 aspires to bring you the DISADVANTAGES of being a writer, sadly.
Yes, writing is a great hobby and passion for many. Please do not allow me to discourage you from doing what you love to do. That is not my intention nor is it the point of this article. I merely want to inform you, whether you are a writer or not, about 6 unfortunate consequences or problems writers eventually confront head on.
With every choice comes multiple disadvantages, drawbacks, difficulties…
On a more positive note:
Advantages Of Being A Writer
- Writers don’t get holidays. That’s right. They write every day. Well, the ones who want it badly enough, do.
- They don’t have many friends. Hey it is true, writers spend most of their time at home…not outside partying.
- Completing a writing project takes time. Try writing a novel in 5 minutes or even 5 days. You can’t do it.
- You don’t get paid enough for it. If you are on of those writers that can make a living out of it, congratulations. As for the rest of us…keep your day job and keep on writing.
- Ahem, the writing industry is a battlefield and you are a lone soldier on it. The competition is out of this world. In most cases, every writer out there wants the same thing you want: publication, royalties, status, etc.
- The oh-so-common-mostly-bitter-rejection-slip. Enough said.