So if you get published, suddenly, the hobby you indulged in while away from life and work becomes a job. Does the magic stick?
Reading an article by Jaye Wells is an eye opener:
Turns out, I started out right. I found a hobby that was rewarding and fun. It was when I became a pro that I got off track. See, what I figured out is that everyone needs a hobby. We each need something that doesn’t have ego or income tied to it. When my hobby became my job, I lost that safe space where I could create without fear.