So I just started following you here and have a question about your writing. I hope to be a writer one day, and just wonder about how it is like- writing as a career, do you like it? It may be a stupid question, but I just don't want my passion for writing to die off because it became a job. I do not think my passion will die off, I just want to know what a writer thinks.
Writing for a career is like fucking for abstinence. You’re basically trying to do for a living what most people think of as an afternoon hobby. It’s not drastically different from being a photographer (I imagine). You have a portfolio and some sort of speciality in your work that only you can bring to the table. I’ve always been more “out there” than others. Some people are amazing at magazine profiles. Finding out what you’re good at is very hard when you’re young.
There’s all sort of ways to get into writing, though – technical writing, copywriting, SEO writing (ugh), there’s a ton more – they’re all valid, although I suggest you get a degree in one of those areas if you want to start there.