Almost Giving Up On My Creativity Saved Me

Becoming a writer, take 137.

Mynah Marie
7 min readAug 11, 2023
Photo by Mason Kimbarovsky on Unsplash

OK. Maybe it didn’t take me exactly 137 takes. Still, if you take a look at the current state of my Medium profile and browse through the titles of my stories, you’d probably think they were written by close to 137 different writers.

I don’t think I’m the only one. I think it’s probably a common theme amongst freelance writers to try out 1000 different niches before one finally sticks. In my case, I also had to try out and learn 1000 different skills because that’s just the way my brain works, it doesn’t sit still for even a second. It’s a miracle I’m able to have a meditation practice.

Truth is, for the longest time, I thought something was wrong with me. I read so many articles, watched so many inspirational YouTube videos, followed so many self-proclaimed creativity and success gurus on Instagram and TikTok… Yet, I seemed to be unable to put into practice all the advice they said was simple.

Choose a niche + find your voice + speak your truth + write every day = 6-figure income.

Was I really this screwed up? Was the whole world able to do this except me? What’s wrong with me?

Even the times I gave it my all and thought I was finally pulling it off, I’d soon find out that nope, this was just…



Mynah Marie

They/them. Gender fluid person of multiple identities. Always finding new passions. Writing, music, creative coding, digital art, spirituality, and witchcraft.