Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum. I'm writing my first novel. It's a Sci-fi / Fantasy one. I've written a few screenplays of this ilk. But I struggled with screenplay formatting. However, now I've started to write a novel everything seems to be going really well. Obviously I'll have to wait for feed back from others to see if this good feeling is reciprocated or not, unfortunately it's gonna be some time before this feedback comes in. This is because I'm not doing much fun writing (ie. fiction writing) at the moment. I'm at Uni studying mental health nursing, and it's essay season. There's no doubt I'd much rather be a Sci-fi writer. I think as a job it gives you the ultimate autonomy, and freedom to do what you want, and I love the sense of importance and fun it gives you. So getting onto my question's. Are you published? Are you making a good living out of this? Or (like me) do you work in another field and do this as a hobby? If so is it a big hobby? Like it is for me. Are you burning the candle at both ends, and working your hands to the god-damn bone to make it as a writer? Or do you just accept that things'll take time and **** it. Anyway nice talking to you. Just the one wink.