This is a pretty unrelated blog post, but I just really wanted to talk about the concept of working in an industry that passions you.
I'm guessing that if you read this blog (first of all, thank you so so so much, you like books, and perhaps movies. As someone who has grown up reading books and watching Ghibli movies, the concept of storytelling is something that has struck me at a very young age. The idea of creating, and telling a story, of writing it and of building an entire world dedicated to a few characters who came out of my brain was simply a great concept, and as I grew older, and found out that people could write books and screenplays for a living helped me find out what my dream job was.
However, as I grew even older, the more I got into writing, the more I found out about the other aspects of filmmaking and book publishing. Now, I know that my dream job would be to be a literary scout and a movie producer, but the question is, how am I going to get there?
And that's where I had the idea for this blog post.
Many people on booktube have this dream of working in the book industry, and although it isn't impossible at all, no one is clear as to what they want to do. The book industry, so I've heard, has many, many components to it. PR, HR, book editing, book writing, marketing, cover designing... The list is endless. Because I personally want to be in the film industry as well, I've researched a lot on a job that interconnects both industries. Working in an industry like those is definitely rewarding, especially because it is so hard to break into it, and everyone seems to think that these industries are unstable and unpaid.
My tip for myself, and for others, is that I believe we should all turn our passions into something productive. Who says you need to money? I make absolutely no money from blogging, but I do get ARCs and books, and I was able to transform my love for reading and writing into something productive. If you like books, start a blog! Write fanfiction! Write reviews! Anything will help you, trust me. Having this blog on my CV has been a blessing. Same thing for the film industry, all you need to do is MAKE things. Put yourself out there!
There are so many obscure jobs that we don't know of, and most of the time, people make you think that if you aren't studying sciences, you're wasting your life away. Show them that what you love can be turned into something bigger. If you aspire to make $200k a year, then I'm sorry but this might not be right for you. But if you want to make a decent amount, want to live comfortably and work a job you are passionate about, I highly suggest you start looking for those obscure unknown jobs now. I'm mostly posting this blog post because I just found out that being a literary scout is a thing, through a lot of weird research. It's never too early to start thinking about this!
I hope that this blog post was somewhat helpful and inspirational, and it was in no way a list of possible jobs (I don't even know them all I'm 18!), but I hope that if you were looking for a little push, this was it.