There are several writers whose blogs I’m subscribed to, including a prolific blogger named Cristian Mihai. Sometimes he sends out two blogs entries a day. I’m not exactly sure how he does it. So this afternoon, I opened up my email to read this one. And my first thought was: “Perfect. I need to be reminded of these perks since it has not felt like so many perks these days. More like money going out to pay the bills so I can write and get the book published.” So I’m sharing this with you since I like the way that Cristian thinks. As a matter of fact, I like the way that most writers think, those quirky minds that are ever so entertaining. ;~)
“When I tell people I’m a writer they usually ask me how much I earn. I usually smile and say “enough.” I’ve been giving this answer even before I started earning money, when my stories were available for free on Wattpad.
“The thing is that being a writer, or any other kind of artist, also means that most probably you’ll never earn a lot of money. Million dollar advances are extremely rare. Besides, I’m quite sure that most artists aren’t in this for money.
“But what exactly do you earn if not money? Is there something else to being a writer?” .