I've tried it as a writer. Now I am wondering whether my writer skills need to rest a bit. I've spent oodles of money publishing my two books. So far the sales have not been good. It is, after all, only two weeks since they came out. Now that I have been resting a bit from the publishing of these books, I am contemplating on getting into the consulting job scene. I am a regulatory consultant, now, and maybe till I retire. I have to see to it that I can get as much work to keep the bills paid etc. If I don't get a consultancy then I may have to find another avenue. Perhaps something that will still match my writing skills. My feelings are not that great about either two. I am done writing for a while. If I wrote and published myself, the savings I have from my full time job (401k) will dwindle more quickly. If I didn't write any more for now, I think I can still keep some of the savings for another year after next. I can't see how I can retire at 62. I am hoping to get more from my social security and the thing in a 62 like me is not good enough. My house is not yet paid for. I have bills, my pets (vets) and house repairs on a house that's over 14 years old. I suppose I could go back to my home country but that is not that good of an idea. I don't like to move that far away. If ever I move, it must be because something significant will happen, which I can't imagine that would be.
Life is a hardship isn't it? I will say this: I am in God's hands. I place myself in the hands of the Almighty Divine Provider.