Is it doable? Yes.
Is it easy? No.
Is it for everyone? No.
You never know until you try. Go for it.
“I was standing in the schoolyard waiting for a child when another mother came up to me. ‘Have you found work yet?’ she asked. ‘Or are you still just writing?’”
— Anne Tyler
Whether or not you make money doing it — keep on just writing.
“Though thought may incorporate other material, such as images, it seems to be predominantly linguistic…
Thoughts are often fragmentary and frequently condensed or elliptic: Many things are left unsaid, and the dots are not joined.
This presents a challenge to novelists who want to deliver a character and her world entirely through interior monologue. Our consciousness, after all, doesn’t have to tell itself many things that readers may need to know in order to follow the plot.”
Raymond Tallis on “The Voices Within” by Charles Fernyhough (WSJ, Books, Sat/Sun, October8–9, 2016.)
“Uncomfortable, but productive.”