I recently spoke at BinderCon, a writing conference here in New York City (hello to those of you who were there!). I had an amazing experience leading a workshop of full-time writers on how to run a business, but when it was time to take questions, there was one that almost stumped me...
She raised her hand but seemed hesitant to speak when I called on her. She stumbled her way through an introduction; she was well spoken, but nerves were getting the better of her.
“I guess my question is... When does it get any easier? I’m working so many hours, but if I work any less, I don’t think I’ll be able to pay my bills. Is it ever possible to live a normal nine-to-five life as a writer?”