Even when I started writing when I was little, I wanted to write full time. Writing is so much fun–what else would be better than playing around with characters and story? Though I listened too much to those myths that you can’t make enough money to live off, not realizing that if I didn’t go out after writing everything and anything, made the myths true.
Now the technology allows someone like me to publish my own books and eventually launch my own business. It’s both a scary and exciting through, because there is no safety net of a job. It has to work. From an article on veteran entrepreneurs:
“I never got scared in the Marines or the fire department,” Green says, “but entrepreneurship is the scariest thing ever.”