Joy Doesn't Pay the Bills

What a nice comment on this post from someone who was kind enough to compliment my writing and my photographs. He also said he didn't think that one has to write every day to be good at it. I don't know that I agree, but this week I sure hope it's true. I have gotten absolutely no creative writing done lately. But I'm not complaining. Well, not this week, anyway. My creative energy is being spent by writing that actually pays in U.S. dollars. As opposed to personal satisfaction, pure joy, and a few compliments.

Satisfaction, joy, and compliments--as lovely as they are--don't pay the bills. Too bad.

I recently told my mum that I wish I could have a wealthy patron, like the great writers had at one time in history. "Artists used to have them, too," she said.

"The world has changed."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, so A. (one of my birthday phone calls-no card) said she enjoyed reading your blogger about spending $ that you do not have - but I cannot seem to find an entry regarding that subject. Is this another case of a s***** causing trouble??
love D.