When Dream Chasing Turns into a Family Feud: A Writer's Tale 📚

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

For many, the dream of writing a bestseller is a distant fantasy, but for our young English teacher, it's a burning desire. Balancing a full-time job while chasing her dream, she's caught in a whirlwind of parental pressure and personal ambition. Her parents, blinded by the glitter of J.K. Rowling's success, believe that a bestselling novel is just a few Starbucks visits away. Annoyed by their relentless prodding, our writer decides to teach them a lesson they won't forget. Let's dive into this gripping tale of dreams, drama, and a prank that went too far. 📚🎭

The Dream of a Writer 🖋️

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

Balancing Act: Teaching and Writing 🎭

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

Parents' Unwavering Belief 🌟

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

Reality Check: Writing Isn't Easy 📚

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

Persistent Pressure and Creative Crisis 🎭

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

The Brunch Brawl 🍽️

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

The Reality of Writing and Working 📚

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

The Prank: Quitting the Job 😲

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

The Aftermath of the Announcement 🌪️

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

Mom's Meltdown 😱

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

Revealing the Prank 😅

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

The Backlash 🌪️

beyondthepen | beyondthepen

The Fallout: A Prank Gone Too Far? 🌪️

Our writer's prank, designed to make her parents understand the harsh realities of quitting a job to write full-time, ended up causing a family uproar. The announcement of her 'resignation' sent her mom into a panic, pleading for her to get her job back. After an hour of letting her mom squirm, she revealed it was all a ruse. This didn't go down well. Her mom, feeling tricked and scared, lashed out, calling her a b***h. Despite her apology, her parents felt she crossed a line. Was it a harmless prank or a lesson taken too far? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🕵️‍♀️

NTA. Reality check delivered with a side of humor 😂

Change2001 | Change2001

📚 NTA, writing a brilliant book isn't easy overnight! 😂

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA, but better communication could have avoided freaking your mom out 🤷‍♀️

MonarchOfDonuts | MonarchOfDonuts

NTA, Dad's unrealistic expectations of writing as a retirement plan 🙃

kushbaby709 | kushbaby709

Parents rushing writer to publish book, writer pranks back. NTA.

MiaouMiaou27 | MiaouMiaou27

Parents need to lighten up, it's kinda funny tbh 😂

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Realistic view of writing: few can support themselves solely from it

wingding456 | wingding456

Stand up to your mom and pursue your own dreams! 👊

TheBrassDancer | TheBrassDancer

A writer's dream vs. family's fears: a financial dilemma 💰

stannenb | stannenb

Writer receives unsolicited advice, finds support lacking. NTA 🙅

baboonontheride | baboonontheride

NTA: Parents clueless about the time and effort of writing 📚

Clare_Not_A_Bear | Clare_Not_A_Bear

Heartbreaking story of a torn manuscript and a fiery argument 💔

Chessii_Cat | Chessii_Cat

*laughs in writer* NTA, normies don't get how hard 📚

Blobfish_Blues | Blobfish_Blues

Soft ESH move that gave me a laugh and flashbacks 😂

jataman96 | jataman96

NTA. Hilarious convo ends with a valuable lesson for future writers 📚

JennaFarce | JennaFarce

Family feud over moving back in for writing, prank gone wrong.

tomtomclubthumb | tomtomclubthumb

📝👨‍💻 Writer's reality check ignored. Will they listen now?

Kitsumekat | Kitsumekat

Luck and hard work in the challenging world of publishing 📚

[deleted] | [deleted]

Standing up for yourself after 2 years of trying. NTA 👏

chart1961 | chart1961

NTA. Stop oversharing and giving them ammunition for harassment. 🚨

BallantyneR | BallantyneR

Parents clueless, writer pulls prank, sparks family feud 📚

An_Anonymous_Acc | An_Anonymous_Acc

"NTA for struggling as an author. Parents don't get it. 📚"

vrcraftauthor | vrcraftauthor

NTA. Teaching parents a lesson can be a slippery slope 😂

Affectionate_Rain86 | Affectionate_Rain86

Writer juggles day job and publishing books, values stability 📚

Airregaithel | Airregaithel

Well-meaning parents' encouragement can sometimes lead to shame and anxiety 😔

OKmommy30 | OKmommy30

Writing a book for 10 years? That's dedication! 📚

CinnamonPumpkin13 | CinnamonPumpkin13

Inspiring! Even successful authors still have day jobs. 👏

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