Here’s To My Fellow Writers Who Abandoned Ship

A sincere appreciation

Agustin Tormun
4 min readAug 18, 2022
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Just the other day I was navigating through Reddit, going down through the rabbit hole about why my writing career hasn’t been successful yet. I see many people on Twitter talking about how they went from 0 to thousands of dollars in just 6 months, the same with followers. I’m not saying this isn’t true or this isn’t possible, congratulations to them who achieved that!

I’m not sure how many people who have tried, have succeeded just like these writing gurus. That’s when I saw this post from a fellow writer who was speaking to all of us, telling us he was going to quit writing. Sure, he had some wins, and he earned some money but not enough to cover living expenses.

Did I feel identified, maybe It’s time for packing my luggage and quitting this writing dream too. I don’t want to but my leverage won’t last forever and money will run out eventually. My goal is to earn $1000 monthly. That would give me air to live while still writing and looking for more income.

I’ve been digging into copywriting, technical writing, content writing, SEO, social media writing, fiction, and every form of writing you can imagine.

Until now I have earned just about 12 bucks on Medium. Hey, at least 12 bucks earned writing, thanks to all the people who…



Agustin Tormun

My thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. I'm a perpetual student, hungrily absorbing everything from history's whispers to the latest technological sorcery.