Writing, Righting it Right?
Today’s question has been prompted by a paragraph l saw in a post l read this morning from Scott of Speaking Bipolar …
“”Will writing ever be my sole source of income? That’s the dream of most writers, myself included. While I don’t think that dream is impossible, I don’t imagine it is something that will happen quickly.””
So my question is this …. is what Scott says correct of most writers?
Is it the dream of most writers to be able to produce an income from their writing? Is it your dream? Have you made it your dream? Are you now writing full time perhaps, having given up the day job and blogging for fun and now, blog for income?
I don’t have that dream, of writing for an income, or writing a book, or writing stories for profit …. l used to do those things. When l was a teenager l wrote horror stories for fanzines and pulp comics in the later 70’s and early 80’s. Then in the very later 80’s to the the very early 90’s. I used to write for the soft porn and adult industry and was paid quite well, admittedly l was paid much more handsomely as an escort, but l used the escort ‘tales’ as inspiration to my bawdy verses.
These days, l have no real inspiration to make money directly from my writing or my blog and it’s writing … but these days it is also 1] harder to become published in the traditional way but 2] easier to self publish and so l could if l really wished and wanted to , perhaps self publish my words and try and make an income that way …. although personally, l would prefer to just write them into my blog and have more people read from there should they wish.
So we come back to the main question at hand, and the one that Scott asked
“Will writing ever be your sole source of income and is it the dream of every writer to produce an income from their words?”
Let me know below…
Please do check out Scott’s blog and that post – because it is a marvelously charming read ….