Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Day jobs for writers
Teaching has been amazing, and I have absolutely loved it, but I think I need something more stable. There is the obvious receptionist/secretary option, which I would really be okay with. But I'm trying to see if I have any other options.
There are three basic requirements for a day job for a writer, in my opinion:
1) Leave the soul in tact. Soul-sucking jobs do not make for healthy creativity.
2) Pay the bills. Why we need a job besides writing in the first place. And,
3) Leave time to write. That includes not having any take-home work, which is one reason teaching might be hard.
What do you all do for a living? What day jobs do you think would be good for writers that I might look in to?
Thanks for your help and suggestions!