I would never turn up my nose at money for my writing but I don't write for money. I came to realize long ago it wouldn't be in the cards. I do like sharing my writing, though. I write because I want to make people feel something. I write because it makes ME feel something, too. Selfish, right?
Recently, I wonder what it would take for me to quit writing. I say I can't and I believe it is true but maybe not. There has to be a line for all of us, it just depends on where the line is.
I think I would give up after just so much rejection. I know, it is a foolish thing to do and the best thing is just to forge on but... yeah. How many times can you listen to negativity before you give into it? (It is a question I asked myself repeatedly when I attended public school.) But maybe I would take a break and not quit. I have taken breaks before and then drifted back to writing. It is nothing new for me.
If I really hurt good people with my words, I would still my pen. I want people to think and feel things but not feel eviscerated if they don't deserve it. Words are powerful and should be aimed accordingly.
Are there any other limits? Sure, there have to be. But it is possible I am stronger than I thought. I hope I am...
Where is your end?