Tag: money

Career, Creativity, Writing

Are You an Artist or Businessperson? How About Both?

Artist or businessperson

I recently finished Write. Publish. Repeat., by Sean Platt. It’s a book about self-publishing and being an indie author. It basically asks the question, “Do you want to be an artist or businessperson?” The majority of the book focuses on the business end of things and assumes that “art” is for those who don’t care …

Publishing, Writing

Don’t Be an Aspiring Writer

Aspiring Writer

Few things aggravate me more than the phrase, “aspiring writer.” I don’t like it when someone else refers to a writer in that way, but I get really riled up when a writer refers to herself that way. To me it’s pretty simple: Are you writing on a regular basis? Then you’re a writer. But …

Career, Freelancing, Novel Writing, Writing

Finance Creative Writing with Writing

Finance Creative Writing

Let’s face it: For all but a select few, novel writing (or any form of creative writing like poetry, short stories, etc.) is not a lucrative career. Or even a reasonable income at all. It can be, but it often isn’t. And even if you do end up making money from fiction, it’s often only …

Career, Finance, Personal

Why I’m a Planner

Titanic

Since my earlier post this week was about my writing calendar, I thought I’d just make a week of it and post this ode to planning. People make fun of me because I’m a planner. They like to laugh over my detailed calendar and extensive to do lists. I like to make sure that nothing …

Freelancing, Writing

There’s Nothing Dishonorable About “Selling Out”

Moneybag

A long time ago, I had high artistic ideals. I wanted my work to change the world, to bring awareness to important issues, and to be “great.” That lasted until I was out of college. That’s when I realized that I had to eat, pay rent, and fill up my gas tank. High ideals went …