Originally Posted by zaremba
I can't believe the voices of despair here.
Isaac, my advice to you is to get an education, do a journalism course, write a blog, contribute articles to websites like this, do piles and piles of voluntary work with newspapers, write for your school magazine, write for your local paper, get your name and your face known in the right circles. You might make it, and if you're determined and able then it's quite possible that you'll succeed. And even if you don't manage to make a career of it, getting the sort of experience that I've given examples of will be incredibly useful to you in whatever else you end up choosing to do.
Yeah, I echo that.
Im moving into something that even a few months ago I wouldnt have believed was a realistic possibility. Even the remote and unlikely happens, you just have to go for it.
My advice though, when entering a field with tough competition and fierce rivals, is to always have a back up plan.