The Downsides of Writing Full-Time

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I’ve come across many writers who have day jobs that aren’t related to writing, who write on the side, and want to transition into full-time-writer mode.

I’ve also “met” plenty of writers who have tried writing full-time professionally and aren’t sure that’s what they want to keep doing the rest of their lives.

There are plenty of obvious benefits to a full-time writer role — a (hopefully) steady paycheck being one of them. But there are also downsides — and for some writers, those are deal-breakers. Here are some of the turnoffs that might help you decide if going or staying full-time is right for you.

The pressure to produce more, and more, and more

Every writer’s situation is a little bit different depending on who you write for, what you write about, and the like. I work for a media company, which means I’m paid to produce as much…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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