I don’t think we will ever get to a time when the world says, “Okay writers, you’ve done your jobs, now go find something else to do.”
Stories are timeless.
They take days and weeks to write and only hours to digest. There are so many voracious readers out there looking for something unique – something special.
As a writer, you could have something special to give them. The only thing standing between your story and them is getting those words to paper. Once the story is written, it gets a lot easier. Revising and editing will never take as long as writing the original story. And publishing – indie style takes a few hours at most.
So, the question becomes, if you wake up every day wanting to write your story then you better believe that you’re a writer. <-I paraphrased Whoopie Goldbergs character from Sister Act II.
The reason I say this is because it’s easy to get discouraged, and it’s even easier to tell yourself to quit before everything comes crashing down. Or that the market is too hard and you will never make it.
Please don’t give into those dark thoughts.
Like I said, if you love writing, then you need to write. If your story needs worked on, then revise it however many times it needs until you’re ready to send to a editor. After that, it’s just a few button clicks away on Amazon’s KDP.