Remember that guy with the ears? Ross something or other…
He ran for president. BECAUSE he was filthy freakin rich.
But I don’t want to discuss politics and which side is right or wrong, left or right.
We have much too long until any of this matters.
But I do want to talk about money and how it affects my writing life. When I first started writing I heard all these terrible statistics on how many writers actually make a living off their work. I snorted. I mean, you’ve seen Castle, right? He’s Ross Perot rich. So why couldn’t I live strictly off my writing?
A few years ago, I tried just that.
And failed miserably.
If I’d actually tried I might’ve done a little better. But I considered making a living off my writing to mean, I wrote 2 books a year, sold them to small publishers for no advance, and basically fucked off for the rest of the time.
I am NOT a very good stay at home writer. I need a day job. I need to work my left brain while my right plays internal video games.
Right and left.
Both working together….
Weird concept. Maybe it would work in politics…