Hey, I’m a writer, too (as well as out-of-work musician)!
I just want to put it out there, that you don’t have to learn JS and React. You can work in Wordpress or other content-builder applications. There is a lot of “low-code” or “no-code” stuff out there now, and yet one still must learn how to do it, train on it, put in the time. A friend of mine does Salesforce and he says an internal motto is, “Clicks not code.” My brother supervises developers and they are making an investment in “low-code” stuff as well, even making the coders learn it. This stuff is coming.
I have built several sites, including an e-commerce site and a site that takes in client info and spits out legal forms, without any coding.
If you actively dislike JS/React/etc, you might have to ask yourself why you want to get into it. Also, it would probably be hard to compete with people who do like it, as they will naturally spend more time working on it.
on the other hand, you don’t really yet know that you don’t like it or you can’t be good at it. It’s too early in the game.
Imo, FCC, is hard and most people can’t learn just using FCC. If you do want to get into web dev, it would seem to make sense to try to learn the material using as big of a variety of methods as you can think of–books, vids, other tutorial sites, Udemy, free stuff, meetups, podcasts–to see if anything sticks.
You might be mistaking a roadblock for a dislike for being on the road.
And, there is value in pushing yourself into learning coding, even if you end up not being a coder, because it is going to develop that part of your brain. You can use that in lots of fields.
Either way, good luck finding your path!