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What advice do you have for writers who do not have writing as their full-time job?

I have always loved books and stories, and writing is one of the biggest things that I want to "do" in my life. However, I know that it is not practical to assume that as soon as I graduate college, I will publish a best-selling novel and be set for life. I am definitely prepared to get a day-job, or maybe even something that seems more "career-like" so long as I can still write at home, but I know that it can be difficult to balance those things, especially since one is giving a more immediate pay-off while writing may seem not quite as important, at least in the sense of putting food on the table. What advice do you have for prioritizing and moving ahead with writing even when life gets in the way? Thank you so much! #writing #creative writing #day-job #priorities

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