29 May 2007

Artist With A Day Job (part 2)


A follow-up thought to a previous posting...

As an "artist with a day job," I find that the responsibilities and limitations of work provide not only material but also tension and contrast, both of which help stimulate my creative endeavors. Sort of like NaNoWriMo's 30-day time limit. I think I would write less (and worse) if I had more than 30 days.

Yes, work can get in the way sometimes, and it does slow me down, but it's hard to complain about that when I'm writing and publishing as much as I do... and still paying the bills.

2 comments:

Dan said...

And I've often thought / worried that if I ever became a full-time writer, I'd end up writing about writing.

I don't think I want to do that.

Kim said...

I just got home and Summer's zine was in my mailbox. I even like how she wrote my name. :)

Actually, I really liked the positive outlook in the zine - a lot of suggestions involving making lists about what you like about your day job and how to make it better.