I know you have some fears and old thought patterns surrounding the idea of being a writer, and even a photographer for that matter, and getting paid to do so. You grew up with the idea that artists were not an important part of society and that they were always broke.
You also still seem to be carrying around the idea that you aren’t good enough. Well, let me tell you something that might shock you a little. You are good enough. You are much more than good enough. You are deserving. Look at your accomplishments already in life. An amazingly talented, caring and creative son, the strength to walk away from the life that was not serving your heart or your soul and you’ll be a published author before the year is done.
So, pick yourself up, tell those fears to get the fuck away from you and reprogram your thought patterns because artists are an integral part of this world that you live in and they can be successful. They are successful because they are living their passion. You are living your passion.
I have faith in you and I have faith in the Universe. Now go make some art with your words and photographs and find a way to share it with the world.