Monday, 31 August 2009

The Future Begins Here

I start my new career tomorrow.

Eek!

In other news, I have decided to stop whingeing about my writing career, after a few conversations which went something along the lines of...

- How are you?

- Oh well, you know, my life is a disaster, I'm a failure...

- How so?

- Well, I got published in a foreign country, and it's all really awful...

- But you got published?

- Well yes, but it's all in foreign, and...

- But people can still read it?

- Yes, but I have no money and I have a baby and now I have to go and start a completely new career and I won't have any time to write at all and I'll have to give it up...

- Forever? You're saying you'll never have time to write anything, ever, in your whole life?

- Well, I can probably start again in a year or two, but I failed to make a living out of writing, and yadda yadda money... numbers of book sales...

- Is that why you write? To make money and sell thousands of books?

- Well no, but if you want to do it full time you have to make a living out of it, and...

- But don't most creative people have to make money via other avenues? Isn't it better to do it for fun? Doesn't it ruin it to try and make money from it? Isn't it a bit arrogant to assume you ought to make a living from it?

- Er...

7 comments:

bedshaped said...

Listen to yourself....or to the people you had the conversation with.
Just....close your eyes....breathe....and take it all in.
Makes perfect sense to me.

SpiralSkies said...

Well, I obviously can't comment on the sort of people you have such conversations with but they do sound jolly sensible.

Good luck with your new life... don't forget to polish your shoes and remember to look a little bit scary - that always helps.

X

JJ Beattie said...

All the very best for the new career. x

pierre l said...

Good luck with the new career from me as well, Sqirrel. And I hope something will come with regards to the writing career as well. Much love.

Minnie said...

Some people, just have an answer to everything, dont they!

Where's your new career path taking you? (Apologies if I've missed it and you've already said ....)

Beleaguered Squirrel said...

Thanks everyone.

SpiralSkies, people are always telling me I'm scary no matter how much I try not to be!

Minnie, I'm afraid the new career is a secret - sorry about that.

Minnie said...

... tell us using an alternative to 'nuts'!!!! lol That's what caught my attention in the first place! Very funny!