I feel that I stumbled upon this right when I needed it. I’ve been losing inspiration lately and wondering where my passion went for authentic storytelling, thinking it’s just not good enough to “earn a living.” I’m also tired of seeing pointless How-I-made-x-amount articles.
So many of us writers share the same “soul”, think the same thoughts and share the same dreams when it comes to how we would like to live our lives — one filled with creativity. In this day and age, it’s very easy for money to buy anything, as much we’d like to believe otherwise. But you’re right. It is up to us to choose what we would like to produce, and if it comes with rewards, then that’s just the cherry on the cake.
It can be exhausting, but knowing we aren’t alone and that people who appreciate creativity and authenticity out there exist is enough to keep us going.
Keep writing. This was so refreshing and much needed. :)