Hello. I'm horrid at introductions, so I'll just say I've been watching these forums for a while and I've never gathered enough courage to make an account and ask for help.
Long story short, I want to write. And while Short stories seem like a fun idea, I've never been one for poetry or song-writing. I want to write a novel, if not many. I want to tell a story, preferably an epic, but I'm beginning to wonder if my personality will allow it.
INFPs are known for being great writers, but they're also known for never finishing anything they've written. Or at least, not anything long. I've even heard someone say that if it's a novel, it's most likely written by in INFJ. Sure, my hopes were raised when I found out that Stephen King might be an INFP, as well as J.K. Rowling and even Tolkien! But how do we know for sure they were not INFJs? They seem to be better when it comes to both time management and planning. What INFP has kept interest in an idea long enough to finish a piece of work?
That's part of what I'm looking for. Proof that this isn't just some silly idea that I should throw to the lions. Should I just settle for short works? Is there any writer that we know for sure that is an INFP who's written a series of books?
I'd rather not any vague, "Don't give up!" answers, because I really am in a bind here. I'm at a point in my life where I really want to decide on what I want to do with it, and frankly, I'm tired of wandering aimlessly between ideas. Sure, I do have plans of looking into technical writing or even journalism as a career, but I would love to do creative works on the side, and maybe one day turn that into my main source of income. But is it possible?
Any advice on keeping dedicated to a project is also welcome! Thanks in advance.