“The writer with a day job.” That sounds like most of us, doesn’t it?
I came across this article on Writer’s Digest about questions that a writer should ask before quitting a job to write as their main source of income. I thought I should share it – even if most of us are not yet at the point where we are considering writing full time.
Personally, even when I am at the point where my writing could provide a decent living by itself, I would still want to work. Why? Well, sometimes, it’s good just to have a change of scenery from the place that you eat and sleep in. Which brings up the topic of renting an office to write in, or purchasing a writing cabin. I would like to do both of those things – when the time is right, of course.
A little over a year ago, I wrote about my dream writing job here. I seemed pretty giddy at the idea of writing for a living! I wouldn’t change much from that, except that I’d definitely want a meaningful job on the side to get a different perspective of life every so often. There is also a certain energy I get from putting on nice clothes to be at the office for a certain time. Now, I just need to find out what that ideal job would be… and sell lots of books in the mean time!
I am interested to hear your thoughts. Would you quit your current job if you sold enough copies to finance the ability to write full time? Are any of you at the point where you are considering quitting where you work – or even reducing your hours – to focus more time on writing?