They are intertwined right? You won’t have anything interesting to write about if you aren’t living life. That is the common wisdom. And it makes sense. Unfortunately I’m not trying to write The Office or Dilbert, so work generally seems to be an impediment in all this. Except when the mortgage comes around. And we wouldn’t be making the trip to the big D without that nice bonus. As Chuck Wendig pointed out, “Evidently Society Still Requires Money to Procure Goods and Services“. Who would have thought?
I appreciate what Chuck is trying to do there. If you can so easily be dissuaded from writing by a simple post such as that one, then it probably isn’t the path for you. If you’re in it for the glamour you see heaped upon J.K Rowling or Stephanie Meyers, good luck. You’ll have to content yourself with watching Snooki’s book tank. Write for the love of telling a story and who knows, one day you might make a dollar or two doing it.
I started a take on Medusa that I have worked on for a few days. I say the story will probably be a short story, but I know how often that works out for me. The goal is a short story. But I like it. Maybe I’ll have a short story to circulate to the markets again soon. Time will tell.