I completed my undergrad in computer science 6 years ago. The only reason I had majored in CS was because of some family pressures even though I wanted to be a writer. After I graduated, I had promised myself I would give my dream of becoming a novelist a shot. I was an average engineer in college too, just doing well enough to get a 3.4 GPA.
After 6 years of failure and rejection to get my work published, I have failed miserably. I haven't programmed in 6 years, but seeing my avenues close, I feel like there's nowhere to turn to but my degree.
However, as you can imagine this seems like an almost impossible task. I have bought "Cracking the Coding Interview" and taken some Udemy courses but I almost have zero self confidence. I'm 28 and just need an idea on how to get started again. I can do basic programming questions from the book but I seem to have a lot of gaps on my basic knowledge.
What should I focus on to get an entry level SDE role in 6 months? If there's anyone that can provide an suggestions/input, I would appreciate it.