My Life Is About to Be Completely Consumed By Writing … I Don’t Know How to Feel?

What if I hate it?


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Tomorrow I will finish four more credits toward my graduate degree. Having been in school for pretty much 20 years straight, I’m ready to call it quits for awhile. I’m not finished yet, though. I have two more classes. They just both happen to be writing classes.

Writing. You know, that thing I do sometimes.

So not only will I be freelancing not quite full time (but getting closer), running this blog, working on extra writing projects and HOPEFULLY closing out some things so I can start some new ones, but I will also be training to write better. For health care purposes, technically, but still.

This has never really happened to me before. I have always been the typical young aspiring writer, balancing school with friends and extracurricular activities and somehow still managing to get a ton of writing done anyway.

BUT NOW? SOON? Writing will be my WHOLE life.

Well, not technically. I do have other projects that don’t have anything to do with writing, because I am a #humanVenndiagram and proud of it. But all the professional areas of my life, work and education, will all involve writing. And I don’t know whether to be excited or terrified about that.

The whole reason I ditched the life of a bored English major in pursuit of more knowledge is because I realized I didn’t want to “just” be a writer. There are a lot of things I want to do (I won’t go into the details, the list is very long). And yet here I am, approaching at least four solid months of all writing basically all the time. As much as I am aware that this doesn’t have to, and probably won’t, last forever, I’ve never been one to sprint open-armed toward the deep dark depths of the unknown.

What if I hate it?

That’s the same question I asked myself when I signed my first client contract as a freelance writer, though, and so far it’s not so bad. There are good days and bad days, as there will be with any job throughout your career.  The fact that I won’t be writing about fashion (don’t ask), or marketing, or the AHCS, gives me a little hope. I hope this means I will have a little more time and energy to spend making some improvements to Novelty … like making it easier to find helpful posts, since the navigation bar is currently a mess. I know. I’m going to fix it.

I’m excited. And scared. But mostly, I’m just ready to never have to take another marketing class ever again. JUST BECAUSE I’M GOOD AT IT DOESN’T MEAN I LIKE IT.

Thanks for reading! Get back to writing. Or studying. Or whatever it is you should be doing that you clearly aren’t.

Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a freelance writer and an eight-time NaNoWriMo winner with work published in Teen Ink, Success Story, Lifehack and USA TODAY College. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.

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