I think it’s good to have your “ultimate goal” higher than your actual expectations, as long as you can avoid confusing the two.
We’re in it for the money, right? Or is it to become famous? Or do we want a bunch of fans chasing us down to our book signings? Or nothing like that? We all have a goal in mind for our writing. This week’s question comes from H. Anthe Davis.
Again, I don’t seem to have a choice in the matter: I’m a novelist. I have a hard time writing anything between 500 and 50,000 words. Being a novelist I suppose if any of it’s going to be read, and read widely (which is what I hope) fame and fortune are the consequence. I want neither. What I would like is to be able to write, to be read, and to be financially comfortable… and have at least enough money to travel…
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