I love to write. I have made a good bit of side money on Helium and Associated Content, not to mention the cards I get for writing here. However, writing is definitely not a full time thing for me.
One reason is that I am too social. Writers need to have a lot of alone time and when I am alone for too long, I tend to go in search of other people.
Another reason is that I find when I try to force my writing to make money, I simply block and can't get past it until I take a step away. We would be a starving family if I depended on it too much.
I had taken the summer off from writing for many reasons and now, just this weekend I have gotten back to wanting to really write again. Hey, just in time for some extra holiday cash I guess.
So, for many reasons as much as I love to write, I will never make it a full time career. For those of you that do, I commend you. It isn't easy !