Friday, February 20, 2015

My Writing Dream...And Article Burnout

My dream is not to be rich or famous. My dream is just to make a decent living writing fiction. Why? I'm really burnt out when it comes to writing on subjects of no interest to me.

I am an introvert. I don't like being the center of attention, and I don't need a lot of money to be happy. My dream is to spend my days writing fiction, not non-fiction.

Right now, I spend my days writing articles and blog posts for companies on a variety of different topics, but some of these topics are boring. I love writing about gardening and plants, but when it comes to dentists, plumbing, lawyers, bankruptcy...etc...I'm burnt out.

Over the years I've written so much on this boring topics that some days  I feel like I don't have it in me to write one more dentist or plumbing article, but someone how I come up with an idea--I have to because it pays the bills.

But, lately I'm so burnt out, I'm surprised smoke isn't coming out of my ears!

I'm not ungrateful that I have a job writing, and I can work from home. My introverted self loves it, but I feel after writing for other people for years, I'd love to be able to write what interests me. 

So, what am I going to do about it? I'm going to keep writing my stories and getting them out there to the readers, and hope that one day I can make enough money from my fiction writing that I can retire from nonfiction writing and live in my own little fictional world. 

Happy Reading!

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