This is a tough call.
Many writers toy with this idea. From a writing point of view, this makes the most sense. Writing should be seen as work in itself, you’re looking at doing it as a career. So you should be putting all your time and effort into writing. Even if it means surviving on food stamps and bread and dripping
There’s nothing worse than toiling away at a mundane, mind numbing, brain cell sapping job, if all you want to do is write.
But making this choice isn’t as easy as it sounds. Many factors will influence your decision.
- Source of income
- Bills to pay
- How much capital do you have in the bank?
- Your age
- How much have you written already?
If you aren’t affected by any of the above factors and have plenty of savings. This may well be the best route for you to undertake.
However, and it’s a big however.
Working part-time would probably be the better option to start with.
In doing this, you’ll be bringing in enough to hopefully pay the rent and possibly to live off week to week. Also, you’ll still be interacting with people. You’ll be able to source their thoughts on what types of movies they like, what they’d like to watch and so on. You could even discuss your own ideas with them and get their opinions.
Working part-time will also encourage you that much more to write and work harder.
And from a social point of view, it’ll get you outside that box and talking with people.
Writing is a very solitary endeavor and writers are solitary creatures after all.
It’s good to see daylight from time to time.