Not all writers are rich, including me. Many wannabe’s keep their “day jobs”. I’m lucky, I have a decent private pension. Writing isn’t (for the majority of us) a profession that is well paid. Some are lucky enough to achieve an income that pays the bills hence they can write full-time.
Do writers enjoy an easy life? Hell, no. It is an enjoyable profession, at least for me, but it’s just like any other job. There are downsides but if you enjoy creating a story, and make a little cash, it is worth the effort. Seeing my first book in print was a truly awesome experience.
Are all writers introverts? I may be a loner but I am not an introvert.
When I’m writing, it is a full-time job. Hard work for someone of my age. You don’t achieve success by trying your hand at creating a story. Unlike some writers who claim that you can’t create a storyline out of imagination, I did.
I write for six days each week. So what do I do on the seventh? Rest my weary eyes, relax and spend a little time with family and friends.
I do use my imagination when creating an idea but even for high fantasy, research is essential.
Writer’s block: it happens, but it’s not a big deal. Advice given to me several years was start writing, anything, he insisted. Eventually, it will come. Just delete the rubbish. It was worked, at least for me. I’m lucky in that I experienced writer’s block only once. It was enough!
Could I teach anyone else to write? Hell, no. I aren’t qualified not do I have the experience of expertise to advise others. Chatting about the life of an author isn’t the same as teaching others. This is my experience of writing. If you want someone to teach you how to write, find a tutor or take an online course.
I self-publish for a reason. I set my own deadlines; keep my head down, and
Whatever the case, the truth about my writing life is less appealing than the wonderful books I’ve read in my lifetime. I suppose, in truth, you are say this about almost any occupation including my own. I worked in Admin, as a PA/accounts/payroll/and so on. Thankfully, I love playing with computers and type, even now when I’m slowing down, I type at approx. 60 words per minute.
From the age of twenty-two, I created stories, mainly to escape the boredom. I loathed my job as a P.A. My first choice of a career was the police; my second, a swimming teacher, third… a hairdresser. I ended studying secretarial duties at the local college. As I’m dyslexic, this was definitely not a good idea. Many years later I completed a Mensa test… my IQ: 146?