Why Do You Write? by Nancy Brophy
Posted by SeeJanePublish
Do you write because you have no choice? The stories in your head give you no rest until they’re on paper? Do you just need a new career?
Whatever your reasons are, if you are writing for money, consider ransom notes.
Yes, there is some planning involved. Like a book, the better your research, the better your chance of success. But, the rate of return is very good. For a few short sentences, you could be banking big bucks. Although I understand international travel comes with finding the right bank.
Consider email as an alternative.
Seldom does a day go by that I don’t inherit money from a foreign prince, win a lottery I didn’t even enter, or receive a plea to help a dying Christian soul distribute funds to charity.
As I look for a new job this week, I wish romance writing paid better. Although in truth, I am not prepared to stay home alone all day. I’ve discovered that I’m boring. I find busywork to keep me active. The dogs only want so many baths before they start perusing the want ads.
I need outside stimulation to write. I’m not talking about overhearing conversations on a bus or at a coffee shop. Most of those I find annoying. To stay home, I would need to meet with a critique group at least three times a week. I don’t have enough friends to make that happen.
However, unemployment has provided me with enough time to start to cut words out of magazines. You’d be surprised at how many stories involve the FBI.
Posted on August 19, 2011, in General and tagged author, General, humor, Nancy Brophy, menopause, writing about love, memories, new careers, unemployment, writing for money. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.