Doubt Free

Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

Sitting at this desk I wondered for the millionth time, had I made the right decision by quitting my job as this is exactly how I had mapped out my career and life. Being a writer was my passion, my dream and is the only thing that I have wanted to be. The lure of money never seduced me, but how would I make ends meet without a regular job and steady income. But the minute I started writing, letters became words and then paragraphs, and then nothing stopped me. This contentment and happiness within me, erased all my doubts.

This five sentence fiction is written for the topic 'Maps' at Lillie McFerrin Writes.

This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 15th August.

63 comments:

  1. The first half is my story. But I pray that the second part holds true as well :) You have written every writer's dilemma!

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    1. My story too! Yet to get to the second part :)

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  2. So true ... you are born to be a writer :-)

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  3. "This contentment and happiness within me, erased all my doubts."
    you had me there.. How true and meaningful...:D

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  4. So beautifully captured! I didn't quit my job to be a writer, since I wasn't working anyway ;) but I can empathise with the reason we write:)

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  5. Thats a beautiful story filled with inspiration!!

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    1. Thank you Vinitha. I'm glad you liked it :)

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  6. Quitting my job was one of the scariest decisions I have ever made. Too much stress happened over these exact thoughts... You will never know until you cross over to the other side, was the lesson learned. :)

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    1. I agree. But it will take me some time to get there :)

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  7. Very good decision Soumya, I am also waiting for the day when I can be a full timer writer...

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully that day shall come soon for you.

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  8. Kudos Soumya. Hope I can follow your steps very soon. Way to go and so relatable:)

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  9. If you find passion in what u do....your doubts dont survive.
    Lovely.

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  10. Dear Soumya,

    I understand that passion for writing. Nicely voiced.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    PS I hope she has a backup plan to put food on the table.

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    1. I hope so too! Thank you Rochelle :)

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  11. If you love what you do, you'll never have to work in your life. This piece can easily become a reality! :)

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  12. Inspired Soumya.. A writers ultimate dilemma and doubt well portrayed...

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  13. Woww.... You can so well dictate the whole heart within so few lines.. Writers and their way out of a plight :) Loved it :)

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    1. Thank you Preeti! Nice to have you back here :)

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  14. When you're doing what you love most, I guess there's no attraction to raking up moolahs. It shall flow in automatically. A nice take on the prompt :)

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    1. I agree completely. Thanks Namesake :)

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  15. I see myself doing the same :D I wish it happens soon soon soon :D

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  16. That has to be the happiest feeling in the world :-)

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  17. So true to the life of a writer and touched a deep chord in me.

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  18. I love to write and read... but I do not have any ideas to quit, as I love my job too ! And this two timing is working pretty well for me :D But kudos to you Soumya for this one !

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    1. I love my job too! Not too sure if I can bring myself to quit it someday.

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  19. I wish someday I find enough courage to do what I really want to do. Good one :)

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  20. I have a saying cut our of the newspaper and tacked to my corkboard DO QUIT YOUR DAY JOB. Your story says this in aces. Kudos

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  21. Every writer's dream, to be able to work on the passion without guilt or dilemmas. Well written, Soumya..and lovely use of both prompts too!

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  22. It’s the dream we all share!

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  23. and when doubts get erased .. GOOD THINGS happen always

    loved it :)
    Bikram's

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  24. Great story and I know he will succeed! Nan ;)

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  25. thats the story of every writer in the making... very nice

    Tina from The Sunny Side of Life

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  26. nice portrayal of a writer's dilemma, that phase I think comes in everybody's life

    Maps To Peace

    followed your blog

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  27. Soumya, My first comment seems to have disappeared so here's a second one. Good story and well written. This is the dream of many writers, yet many successful writers also had day jobs. There are aslo different types of writing, such as free lancing, that earn money. Well done. : ) ---Susan

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    1. Thank you so much Susan. Its a sad thing that I never get your first comments.

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  28. Every budding writer's story and dream that you have narrated in just five lines ;) Awesome !

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  29. There are always that moments of doubt in love and passion. But deep down we know that we can never be more sure and right about anything else. The moment of unsurety is highest just before a bird takes its maiden flight, but once it spreads its wings it keeps soaring to new heights. Good luck, Lioness. :-)

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