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"What would you do if money was no object?" - Elf M. Sternberg
"What would you do if money was no object?"
If money was no object, I'd spend my day writing pretty stories about people finding love and sex, and writing beautiful software to make those stories available to the widest audience available, and creating beautiful illustrations to make those stories and that software vivid and enjoyable.
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autopope From: autopope Date: June 10th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would do ...


... Pretty much what I'm doing now. Only I'd probably steer my writing output towards what I want to write, rather than what's perceived as commercial by my publishers' marketing departments: take more risks, not work to a 12 month deadline treadmill. Tackle harder, more ambitious projects.

This wouldn't necessarily be hard; my editor at Ace, for one, figures my books are better when I'm following my nose rather than a three book contract roadmap. The reason I don't do that right now is pure and simple cash flow -- I can't afford to follow my nose when it says "this will be the best novel you ever write, and it will go bestseller, but it will take 2-3 years to make it happen, during which time you get to live off your (ha ha ha) savings".

(Oh, and fly business class rather than coach.)

Edited at 2013-06-10 04:58 pm (UTC)
shunra From: shunra Date: June 11th, 2013 05:51 am (UTC) (Link)

About what I do now, actually

I love all the pieces, and the parts I don't love, money is not the determinant for them.

Sometime last year I figured out that I love the academic life but there's no way it would pay. So I'll be translating for the foreseeable future. Joyously, because it puts my mind into flow faster than anything other than a spinning wheel, and the ever-changing subject matter is very pleasing to my magpie mind.
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