Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday Miscellany--Some Questions About Writing
I loved the post about on Tossing it Out earlier this month. Arlee Bird posed the questions,
"Is your writing mostly in vain? Would you rather make a good living at what you do now and be consigned to the back pages of history? Or would you prefer the status of struggling artist who gains fame after you are dead and gone?"
As to the choice of making a living now or being forgotten I don't think we have much to say about that. We can write for popular consumption today, and what we write will remain the same while the culture and the readers will evolved into something we may never imagine.
So write, write, write and enjoy the act. If you're lucky, if you're skilled/talented, if the timing is right you'll sell your book to readers. If your stars really line up, in a few hundred years you could be a best selling author. Only time will tell. (Oops! Cliche alert.)
Now I'm off to write something. Hope you'll jump in and add your ideas about Arlee's questions. Coming this December I'll be joining Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Blog Hop. If you want to come on board, just sign up and post about all your insecurity the first Wednesday of each month. See you there, I hope.