How do I persue my dream of being an author?

Im 19. My mom and dad want me to work in an office to get money, but Im a good painter (to be honest with myself) and Im also determined to finish my fantasy novel, so my dream is to be a part time artist and a full time author. but the problem is there is so much pressure from everyone around me, my parents would think ive gone insane if i told them i want to be an author becuase they think its not realistic. how realistic is it to want to be an author?

Asked By: Kristi - 8/12/2009
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It can be realistic, depending on how you go about it. Let me explain... More
Answered By: Salas - 8/13/2009
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You can want to be an author all you want. Who cares what your parents think. Just don't get all caught up in yourself, and cocky.. If you are all "I AM GOINZ TO GET THIS PUBLISHED N BE RICH!!!" then you aren't going to be a successful author.
Answered By: The Writing Write Who Writes - 8/12/2009
Firstly, common mistake: Pursue, not persue... More
Answered By: BitterEpiphany [loves.snivelly] - 8/12/2009
Well most authors have two jobs. so why not be an office person - to make your rents happy AND write to make yourself happy its a win win really.
Answered By: Rupert Grint Girl - 8/12/2009
I used to be a painter who turned to be writer. I lost my painting skills I don't find difference between painting and writing. painters paint amazing world through colour but writers do it through their words. You are lucky to hold both in you. Try a job but don't let go of your writing and painting skills. Most of... More
Answered By: smiga - 8/13/2009
just write. But you'll also need a job, cuz most writers don't make much money... and if u wanna b 1, then its realistic
Answered By: ஜ♥Sabrina Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷStar♥ஜ - 8/16/2009
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