I left my job a month ago because I wanted to make more art. I’ve been doing really well, writing and painting like crazy (you can check it all out here on my website).
But if I want to make this a long term thing, I’ve got to find a way to make some income from all these creations.
Reminds me of an article I read a few years back, where John Waters described how he does what he does: “Stories. I make ‘em up in the morning, and I sell ‘em in the afternoon!” That’s key. Just making up the stories won’t do you any good. And just focusing on selling them won’t either – otherwise you run out of stuff to sell!
So how do you do that? How do you “sell ‘em in the afternoon.”
Well I have no idea. But you can bet I’m going to spend my afternoons thinking about that question, and trying out some potential answers.
Otherwise what was the point of the morning? What’s the point of telling stories to an empty room?