Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Sane yet insecure

Really interesting piece @naman sent me today about writing a book. So is it really sane working in a higher paying job? Pays the mortgage. And that is important. But sanity....? ummm!


"You’ll probably screw it up (I did). You’ll probably learn and improve (I did). If you’re lucky, you’ll make some money at it (I did). If you’re very lucky, you might make a lot of money at it (not yet!). But, as with any arts venture and any entrepreneurial effort, the realistic odds are that you’ll be one of the people whose efforts fail to shake the world. The realistic odds are that you’ll earn more working a regular job in an office than you will trying to invent fictional worlds and then invent new ways of selling them. There’s only one good reason to do that kind of thing: because it makes you sane and whole and happy."


Read more on http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2011/09/cory-doctorow-why-should-anyone-care/