Help needed

From time to time I contemplate the idea of abandoning my dream of becoming a full time writer. I get all kinds of ideas in my head. I’m just pretending to be a writer, and I’m not really good enough, and that I should simply give up.

A couple years ago, before I started this blog, one of my uncles asked me about my writing. Back then I was uploading stories on Wattpad, and I was having a lot of fun. So I told him that I had talked with a girl from Etiopia, who said that she really enjoyed my stories. So much that she cried.

And, well, he asked me about money. Was I earning enough?

In fact, I wasn’t making money at all. And I told him that, and I told him that when a stranger genuinely appreciates your art, that’s worth more than all the money in the world.

I was happy back then.

But now this blog takes up a lot of time. And I still write. I answer e-mails on a professional basis. So I have to do this on a full time basis. But I also have to pay bills and stuff.

I know that I’ve written a lot of posts about courage, ambition, perseverance; I know that I’m usually the guy that tries to tell you that your dreams are right there for the taking, that what you want can be achieved, that all your impossible dreams can be conquered, so I’m sorry for this post.

I don’t write about it when I get sick, or when I’m heartbroken, or when someone disappoints me. But I do write about everything that influences my art, and I share it with you, because no one else really cares. Which I’m not sure if it’s sad or not.

There’s nothing else to write about, other than the fact that you can help me out with a small donation.

If you enjoy reading this blog, if you enjoy reading my writing, and would like to support me, you can send any amount you see fit via PayPal to contact [at] cristianmihai [dot] net. Any amount matters. Any amount helps me immensely.

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6 thoughts on “Help needed

  1. You are a writer as long as you write. It takes a long time to make money. I’m published, sure … not even making pizza money yet. I write a blog too, … about my passion. I write that because it is fun. I write fiction because I have stories in my head. If I make money, GREAT. But I have to get the words out of my head.

  2. You are taking the next step as a writer. You are asking to be a published author while hoping to be a best selling one. I wish you total success with your transition. I ain’t mad at you, working on the same goal myself.

  3. I wish so much I could afford to make a donation. I’m right about at that point myself, to begin to ask for such for myself. Like you, my dream is to write. I have a book published now, but things aren’t going as fast as I had hoped, despite all the promo work I’ve been doing.

    I love it when people tell me they love what I write. It makes me feel on top of the world. But, it is rather depressing sometimes, when you want to translate that into making a living.

    Please don’t give up on your dreams, okay? We need people like you in the writing/literary world!

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