If you haven't chosen what kind of career you would like to have in the future you might want to consider becoming a professional writer. It doesn't necessarily mean you have to write books like Joanne "Jo" Rowling or John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (although you can certainly give it a shot). This job has its own stressful and delightful moments. The problem is that this career is not the one people use to talk about when discussing any career choices although this professional is not worse than for example sales manager, lawyer or marketing specialist. The fact that it is not widely spoken about doesn't mean it is not good. It simply means it is not that popular mostly because not many people can successfully do this job. But if writing cab bring out your best abilities and skills and you like it then it may become the most loved job ever.
Professional Writing: Things You Have to Know
The very first question you have to ask yourself when considering a professional career in writing is whether you actually enjoy doing it. Because if you are not absolutely positive on this one it is likely you will just waste your time by trying to do something you will quit doing very soon. But if you are positive don't think it is very easy: professional writing can be very difficult at times, especially if you have a dull topic of your paper. Nevertheless, it is also a very rewarding job as you will have a chance to write some interesting articles by studying fascinating subjects you have never come across throughout your life.
So if you really like writing it may become more of a hobby. And you may actually live out the reality of this famous saying "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life". We have to admit that a huge deal of success is due to a writing talent that professional writers have. There are people who just know which words to choose and how to make sure the story is so exciting you never want to quit reading it. But there is one thing you have to understand - talent alone doesn't make it. It can help you a lot, but there is a great danger of overestimating the importance of your talent. If you have one all you need is to add a little bit of discipline along the way. That means that sometimes you have to do things you don't really enjoy doing. For example, studying or learning new tools. But that's a part of the whole successful career deal. If you seriously want to consider this career path then you have to be ready to take on the projects you are not interested in. The thing is that from time to time you will have to write articles that you don't like. There is just no way around. So try to practice as much as you can to take on jobs that you are not really interested in. Nothing will ever make you a better writer than practice. This way you will build up your thinking and creativity muscles.
Don't forget that you are not alone in this field. It is extremely beneficial to network with other writers as it can yield new opportunities. And lastly, be ready for the negative feedback. Not always you will receive positive comments from the editors so you have to learn not to take any negative feedback personally. This is just business after all.