What do you want out of songwriting? You may love to write songs but you don’t want to make it a business. You may just want to write songs as a hobby and that’s ok but, you could make money, too. There are a lot of opportunities especially now on the internet. If you are serious you can
make some money, but you’ll have to be diligent and of course have some money to spend (hobbies cost money too!). Wether you do this for money or for fun, songwriting takes time and some amount of tenacity to wander your way through the art of songwriting. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get to where you want to go with songwriting because it’s all about what you want from songwriting.