I'm a (so far) unpublished writer of pulp fiction. I believe I could market my writing on the web. However, my first interest is in making enough money to pursue some of my other goals, such as returning to see the places I visited this summer, England, France and Iceland. I want to travel. Right now, I'm in that category of people who aren't poor enough to get aid and not rich enough to get the things I want in life. I see the marginalization of many people as we continue to rocket through the 21st century. Big changes. I see no other way to make money.
Update, Dec 7/18
Well, here I am more than a year later and "I'm still here," like that old Broadway song goes. Have I achieved any of my goals?
Some. I have to admit that I was overreaching a bit, as I see now. I still believe in what I'm doing, but the financial stuff hasn't happened. After some deliberation with myself, I was able to accept the fact that it was going to take longer.
I had read about people who had started with an idea that went south, and they persisted. I won't say that they always won. DeLorean produced a great car that was featured in Back To The Future movie trilogy, but he couldn't make it work, and finally he got involved with the drug trade because he needed money to continue.
That didn't work out too well, but I don't really know the reason, nor does anybody else, presumably. He isn't a good example. But who am I to criticize? Bottom line, I've learned a helluva lot being here, from the people in the WA community, and about my own strengths and weaknesses. It was because of WA, indirectly, that I learned to write, following a certain style in fiction that I had never attempted before.
They say that if you love something, the money will follow. I can't say that it's true, yet, because it hasn't happened, but I do believe that, in a way, if you've found something that is your passion, there's no point giving up because you'll never find anything better. So my quest, and your quest, and everyone's quest here is an unknown until things start to happen. And they won't start to happen until you turn yourself around and decide to get up on the horse again. That's the difficult part, I agree: making yourself believe what your doubting mind is trying to tell you isn't true. The mind is great, but if overused can get you into a lot of trouble!