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I Want To 'Get Out There', But Not Too 'Out There'

ApollosAvenger posted this thread...
Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Hi!!
Honestly, I like to write. I wouldn't be here if I didn't here. However, I'm not trying to get megafamous.
I'm worried because I am working on a writing in progress. I want to see if I have what it takes, but what if I do? What if I REALLY do? I'm not completely sure I want the demand, but I still want to give writing a novel a whirl.
 
Should I quit thinking about writing books if my aim ISN'T to be famous>

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Laurpug replied...
Jan. 3, 2013 at 6:25 pm

no. i think you should write for leisure and do what you love. my grandma has two published books and writes poetry, with no aim of being famous.

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ApollosAvenger replied...
Jan. 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Thank you so much!! Someone (their name escapes) me said, :"You know when you get annoyed when actors whine about privacy? Then you ask, "Well, why did you become an actor, jerk?"
 
I don't want writing to become a burden to me because I love it!

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Sakuya replied...
Feb. 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm

I feel very much the same. I used to think that writing was all about showing my passion and I had the dream of becoming a great young author but then I realized high school was too much work for that...Fame and fortune may be sought and earned but often it may just come at the drop of a hat. Continue to write because you love it, not because you have to best someone. If it becomes an obsession of dominating everyone, that is when it won't be fun anymore

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WriterHeadThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm

if writing books is what you love to do, then go for it!!!!!!! don't hold your self back because you might get famous. if u get famous, so be it. atleast you'll know people like your writing if u do get famous. :D

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