I am a writer living in L.A. I work a regular job that has nothing to do with this obsession. It’s difficult to parse out my free time for writing. I’m looking for encouragement to build a writing career. The next time I buy necessities like beer or books and I see that money came from an adoring fan, a kind relative, or an interested stranger I’d be more likely to sit down, take a look at my many many notebooks filled with ideas and actually write them out.