If I Wasn’t A Writer, What Would I Do?

I can’t imagine my life without writing, but I would probably be a…

Greetings friends, subscribers, and people interested in what is going on in my mind this week - I have been busy.

I’ve been so preoccupied with writing my book that I forgot I needed to write a newsletter this week. That is what happens when a person enjoys what they do for a living. I love writing so much; I would still be doing it even if I never made a red cent.

The book is coming along well. Ten days in, and I am writing about my first marriage, and the word counts are shooting through the roof!. Today, I only wrote about the first five years of a 20-year marriage, and I ended up with almost 4000 words!

My first marriage is really tough to write about because a lot happened in that period of my life that I am not particularly proud of. I used to be a terrible person because I was not just mentally ill but selfish and entitled. It doesn’t feel good to be honest about times in my life when I was the “bad” guy in the story.

But the story needs to be written, so I clench my teeth and pour my heart out. It’s a bloody business that is sure to make more than a few people hate me, but it must be done. I’ve kept this all inside me for too long.

I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t write. In a former life, I designed web pages, but I didn’t enjoy it enough to do it my whole life. I’ve been an entrepreneur, programmer, an artist, an animator, and I’ve worked at less than glamorous jobs like a salesperson and fast food manager.

I guess if I didn’t write, I would probably still be working with technology online – maybe in marketing or e-commerce. Even though I am a writer, I am still an entrepreneur, marketer, and e-commerce store owner now, but without writing, I would go all in and look for my fortune there.

What would you do if you couldn’t do the thing you loved? Leave me a comment below and let me know or reply to this email message.


I don’t have a huge list of links for you to click, but if you want to take a look at my book progress so far, check out my publication, Beautifully Broken.

See you next week!

Take care!

Jason Weiland