Why I spend my free time writing despite not getting paid

I write because I like it. In fact, I love it. I love how these ideas just pop into my head, and how my hands won’t stop itching until I’ve beautifully put together the words floating in front of my eyes.

At first, writing was a hobby. I did it for fun. I wrote stories to please myself. But as I grew, it became a passion. I start to let others read my work, and welcome them to my world by letting them have a glimpse of what’s in my head.

You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.

Octavia E. Butler

Then someone asked me,

“Do you want to make money out of it?”

Well, sure, why not? Doing your passion and earning at the same time — who wouldn’t love that?

Then I realized, not everything is money. I write because I want my writing skills to improve. I write because it’s my personal outlet for stress. I write because I want to. I write because I can.

Right now, I’m building different worlds and universes in my unfinished stories. Someday, I hope to finish and share them to the world. And maybe, probably, hopefully, earn by then.

It’s no big secret, I want to become an author. And day by day, I’m trying and doing.

It’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be worth it. Besides, there’s no bigger regret than a writer’s untold story.

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

Louis L’Amour

3 thoughts on “Why I spend my free time writing despite not getting paid

  1. That is the right way Joe. Once we use our passion and create value nature would find ways to reward or compensate. We live by His grace and not by money 💰 😇

    All the very best.

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    1. I think my previous reply didn’t get through 🙈
      Anyway, thank you so much! To hear this from you warms my heart. Your words are always so dear to me. Thank you ☺️ And I agree. What I have and what I can do — I owe it all to Him. Right now I’m just so thankful for everything.
      All the best to you too! I’m so grateful to hear words of wisdom from someone like you. 🤗🙏

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