It’s difficult sometimes, to keep a balance between the things you want to be writing, and the things you write for money. I’ve struggled with this often, as most of you know, and have erred on the side of chasing only after my dream projects and ignoring the work I should be doing to pay the bills.
That is, unfortunately, no way to make a writing career. Especially not a freelance one.
You can’t write only for love because you will be forced by that lack of income to take up full-time or part-time jobs that will take you away from your writing.
You can’t write only for the money because you’ll burn out, be dissatisfied, and realize at some point that this isn’t why you became a writer. .
I’ve learned the lesson. 2008 will be different.