All right, time to reveal the results of the poll!
But before I do, I’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who participated. You built a bulky and reliable sample, so thank you; seriously.
Okay, enough of that, on to the results. Drums roll please:
As you can see above, most of you work full-time (25.49%) followed by part-time (17.65%). Third place is both unemployed (11,76%) and working parent full time.
I’m particularly amazed to see ‘working parent full-time’ with such a high rate, I did not expect that. Kudos to you people, whoever you are. Please tell me what you’re using.
Another pretty cool revelation: WOMEN ruled the numbers! How about that?
These results help us draft two very interesting conclusions:
Most of us are women.
Most of us work.
What I’m particularly interested in, is that full-time and part-time workers, both men and women, are the biggest number, yet they’re the ones with less time in their hands to dedicate to their writing (again, full-time working parents, what on earth are you taking?).
This shows us that the drive keeping writers moving forward is Huge (yes, with capitol H). Imagine working 8-9 hours a day,coming home and working 2-3hours more in your writing. Now add tucking your kid to bed and taking care of your family. Add exercising and trying to keep a fairly okay social life.
The sheer fact we write is a reason to be proud. So take a moment to pat yourself in the back, my dear fellow, because your success did not come cheap. You lost a lot of weekends, gave up some sweet TV time and ditched your friends all too often.
“Wait a moment there, lady,” some of you might say. “I don’t work and I’m still a writer as worthy as any other.”
And you’re absolutely right. We’re all writers worthy as any other, BUT, fact is, you do have more time in your hands than most. So make sure to use it at its best. Set your goals and never rest until you reach them. Find ways to be productive, work on schedules. And if you need help with that, do not fret writer buddy. That will be coming to you on the next post. ; )
So what did you guys think of the results? Do share your thoughts in the comments!
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