Thought of the day:
It’s funny I get picked on from time to time about taking my writing so seriously.
“You’re writing fanfiction. It’s not a job, so quit acting like it. It’s a hobby.”
I hear that shit allllll the fucking time. Yeah, it isn’t a job. But I’m hoping it’ll lead to one! So don’t be a dick.
For some, yes. That might be the case. But there are some of us that want more in the future and take their writing seriously. That’s why I keep in touch with my readers and why I’m so adamant about updating whenever I can. To me, fanfiction is a step towards that goal. A dream come true for me. Now I’ll never be JK Rowling or Stan Lee. *snorts* I wish but I can be me and the best at what I do. I actually had someone (that I once considered a best friend) laugh at me when I told them I wanted to be a writer (beyond fanfiction that is). I felt like that was somewhat hypocritical considering their history with fanfiction themselves. They not only laughed at me but went on to cut down other fanfiction writers and readers. But I won’t dive into all that mess.
Why is that such a laughable idea? Haven’t there been others that succeeded off fanfiction and made it into their own?
I suppose what I’m saying is don’t be so quick to shoot down other’s dreams. Those dreams are theirs, and you haven’t the right to crush those dreams and act as if your way of life is so much better. We all deserve a chance to make something of ourselves, whether it be big or small. I won’t let anyone tell me how to do things or make me feel insignificant or ashamed of the way I live my life.
I can only hope that no matter what your dreams are. You will never let anyone convince you that you cannot achieve those. Don’t let anyone tear you down and make you feel as though you’re less of a person because you’re simply doing what you love.
P.S – Galway Readers, I’m on chapter 34 of rereading and editing. Slowly but surely.