If you had to pick one, which would it be?
To be cared about by those who matter to you…but live in not-so-good conditions?
Or live in great conditions, never wanting for anything–but feel that those around you really don’t care about you?
(And I know a few of you are thinking, “Why not have both love and money?”)
What does this have to with writing?
Depends on you. Maybe nothing, or maybe a lot.
A lot of fiction writers have a problem with this debate. They write for the love of it–writing is self-expression for them, and they like it that way.
Copywriters, on the other hand, write to help themselves or others make more money. Writing for them is the means to an end, in some cases.
Now, there are fiction writers who write for money, and copywriters who write for the love of it. And still others who write for both reasons combined.
Let’s face it, bills need to be paid, and if you have the chance to do something you enjoy, you should go for it.
But there’s one thing more important than love or money, as far as writing is concerned. It’s why you should write–the only reason.
To impact your readers.
Are people going to remember you? How much you got paid to write a piece?
Or how reading your work made their day better?
And whether you’re an email copywriter, or a fiction writer, that’s the place you want to work from.
We’ll be exploring something a lot of people disapprove of in tomorrow’s post, and why they (and you) shouldn’t.
Until next time,