Here's the unglamorous side of journalism and fiction writing: You need to meet deadlines. All the time. Or else. Sure I pursue my dreams through my work, but it's a lot of hard work most of the time. I once wrote an article (Passion for Japanese Culture) about Danny Choo a "full-time otaku" who pursued his dreams until he is living it.
Danny was very systematic in pursuing his dream, taking up Japanese classes and even working in a sushi restaurant to immerse himself in his passion - Japanese pop culture. Everyone should read his article about Pursuing Your Passion, by the way. It'll teach you a few things about how to pursue your dreams.Read More