Since Life After Art was published, I’ve done quite a few radio interviews, which is a lot of fun. After a few, you start to learn what questions to expect. But recently, I got a question that I really wasn’t prepared for:
“Are you quitting your job now that you’ve published a book?”
I get why the radio host asked that question. Isn’t that what we all want to do, especially as bloggers? We dream of some romantic future where we can turn our hobby into our full-time profession. I admit, I dream too. Not many people get to do it, but just enough do that the rest of us might keep vigil for our dream of someday.
But my answer was, “No.” Unequivocally, no. Not just because of the realities that writing has not made me enough money to turn it into a career, but because it is not my ambition to do so. I have set aside that ambition, despite all of it’s appeal.
Writing full-time is certainly a noble ambition. But it isn’t mine. And you are a blogger who dreams of becoming a “real” writer, maybe you should consider these reasons I’m not trying to become a full-time author.