Thursday, October 27, 2011
It's Blog Hop Thursday
Thursday, 27th Oct:
QUESTION: Being a writer means that you are also an entrepreneur: have you set business/financial goals for this year and how are you going to achieve them? Question provided by author: Clayton Bye
Strangely, I don't consider myself an entrepreneur...never have. I started creating stories because writing is something I've always enjoyed. I suppose I consider it more a hobby than anything else. Like other favorite pastimes, being an author costs money, so I've viewed my expenditures a normal part of life. If I skied, I would have to buy lift passes and equipment, instead, I purchase items to help promote myself such as pens, bookmarks and pocket/purse calendars. I enjoy giving them to perfect strangers. I'm much safer at my desk than plummeting down a snowy hillside on two thin pieces of wood...trust me. :)
The time spent networking is how I've garnered relationships that have filled the void left by real flesh and blood friends when I moved from California. I enjoy blogging, chatting, and emailing, so to me, it's not a job, but a pleasure.
I don't set goals because I've learned from past experience that failing to meet them causes defeat. I do what I do, and if my efforts result in a sale, the money doesn't mean nearly as much as the fact that someone thought enough of my work to buy it. I don't see writing as a means to wealth, except if I measure those I've met and treasure. I'm going to write until they pry my dead fingers from this keyboard. Let's all hope that's not anytime soon. *smile*