Rachelle Gardner's blog. I still find myself thinking about it, so I thought I'd throw it out here for some more perspectives!
The question is pretty simple. Would you rather be (1) an author who publishes relatively frequently, receives mediocre reviews, and still makes a comfortable living writing or (2) an author who can only afford to write part-time but whose work receives fabulous reviews and awards?
I usually find myself leaning towards #2. I want to produce the most amazing material that everybody loves, and if that means I can't make a living by writing...well, I'm okay with that. But then there's this magical allure: the idea that I could possibly even make money doing something that I love. It's hard to shake, and does it really matter whether or not everybody else loves me?
I'm trying to polish off a couple manuscripts right now, so this question keeps floating in front of my eyes while I try to focus on the computer screen. What do you think--which would you prefer?
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