If you could earn money from writing, would you quit your job?
April 25, 2016 7:08pm CST
My dad is a very successful businessman. His son, is a struggling writer who sometimes goes hungry in the night. I'm not complaining. I chose to do this. (This is my mantra when things aren't going my way). He did warn me that leaving the corporate world was going to get rough but I said I'll stick to my decision. So I left Manila and decided to settle in Davao which is a more affordable place for me to live in. It's been a couple of months and I've been churning out eBooks left and right for clients I met online. So far, I haven't died from hunger. And lately, I've been seeing some money come my way through royalties from some of the things I've written. So, my decision to leave it all behind for a writer's life has somehow paid off. I'm currently writing my own eBook now which I'll publish. This is going to be the first one where I'm credited as the author and not just a ghost writer. So, if you could earn from writing, would you quit your job too?
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26 Apr 16
No, I can't quit my own company. I have always wished to be an executive, sitting at my own desk and controlling my own time. And now that I'm finally where I am, with a very own company that I built and not handed down by my parents, I won't give it up.
• Summerville, South Carolina
26 Apr 16
I started writing fiction about 15 years ago. I wanted to quit teaching and write full time but I had kids, mortgage, etc. Now that the kids are no longer an issue, I'm retiring from teaching to write. I've published three books. Not making much money but I'm having fun. That counts for a lot.