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There is nothing more exciting for an author than to see their work in print.
Like many writers just starting out, my desire for that moment outweighed my plan to make a living wage as a writer - being published as the goal rather than being paid.
This is the third time in my life I’ve had the opportunity to write full time – and this time, I decided to do things a little differently. Rather than look at this as art, I decided to take a business approach. When moving from working for a company to freelancing, the rule of thumb is it takes an average of 18-months to start seeing results. So, I’ve given myself 18 months.
Five months in, and I’m not making a lot, but I have return clients and am learning so much about the business of writing and myself as a writer. I thought I’d share my journey and start a dialogue about writing as a job and see what we can learn from each other.
So, here is my question for the week.
How many of us on Critique Circle see our writing as “job,” “hobby,” “art,” “meditation,” or….? And what do we want it to become?
Cheers! ~ Tess