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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