I feel like I’m standing at a crossroads – the left path is the one of stability, security, not rocking the boat, no change, no fear but perhaps lacking in that elusive lady – happiness; the right path is the unknown, the path of fear, of taking a leap of faith, of not knowing where you might end up but one with the promise of opportunities, of a brighter future somewhere on the horizon.
There’s no set career path to becoming a published author and whilst you beaver away in your bedroom writing no one in the world can see it. It’s not until you get a book on the shelves that it’s actually classed as your job. Meanwhile, you need money and so you work every day at something that isn’t your true passion and that sucks time away from writing.
I read this post yesterday and it summed up this very point. What do you do on the job front? I’m wrestling with this very question right now. I’m not as passionate about my current career path now because I know in my heart I want a completely different one. Practically though I know I can’t do much about it until I actually sign that book deal and even then most writers have to supplement their income unless they a big success very quickly.
Should I change my situation? How would I do that? Should I gamble more on my writing? Question after question rolls around in my brain and to be honest just makes me want to curl up in bed and pull the covers over me to shut it all out!
Phew sorry for the ranting but it helps to get things down on the page. I’m trying to be a writer after all 🙂 So here I am at the crossroads and I’m looking for a sign to show me which road I should be taking.
Have you ever been faced with a crossroad? How did you make your choice about which road to take?