Let me assure you one thing. The period that you were born in denotes that success is attained only through consistent, hard work. Even if luck arrives easily for such people, it does not remain consistent.
You have good yogas as you mentioned.
The very present is one of consistent stress in life. Pursue writing as career, but not as the main profession right now. Rather its best to pursue a regular source of income right now.
May to Aug 2016 will any case give you proper opening in career related avenues; Jupiter dasa Rahu antardasa running at present does not give a clear view of the practical.
Also pursue the education/career direction come up since Oct 2014.
During the last quarter 2017 you will get fixed to the proper frame in life.
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