do. My plan was to work a regular 9-5 job that required very little commitment so I could spend my energy on writing (and being a mom). Well after a few years, the job that required little commitment made me bitter (being entry level apparently makes it okay for a manager to treat you like crap), and I was so depressed that my writing didn't really go anywhere.
So I changed career routes, and I found something I really love. I have spent the last 5 years dedicated to train to be the best Dietitian I can be. This summer is the first time in the past 5 years that I actually have a bit of a break. In undergrad, you need to spend your summers working and volunteering to gain hours in order to get into a dietetic internship. Well, I got into the internship, and although I am still working 3 nights a week delivering pizzas for spare cash, I have been instructed not to take on anything too strenuous to ensure adequate energy for said internship.
I have been resting for one week, and all I can think about is beginning to write again. I can't figure out if it is because I am destined to write, or if I am just that stubborn. I don't even know if I still have talent! The majority of my writing lately has been scientific (read: technical) reports. I cannot think of a specific story I want to tell; it is not that a character is burning to come to life or anything. I just can’t shake the need.
It would be lovely to be published, but I am not trying to get famous. I just really want to write a book. I want to develop a story, write characters I love, and have a project that is just mine.
At this point in life should I bother trying?