$1200 a month. That's what we received in unemployment this past year. When you do the math, it isn't enough to live on. Nor is it enough to pay taxes from.
Yup. We have to pay taxes on unemployment.
Doesn't hardly seem fair or logical for that matter. If it weren't for savings, we would have lost our home by now. We would be on the street hoping a relative or friend would take us in.
Life isn't always logical, is it?
Neither is the business of writing.
We work day and night, slaving over words, punctuation, plot structures . . . the list goes on. If it weren't for the support from our family and friends, we'd give up. Throw up our hands. Say it isn't worth it.
But like life, if we are really called to write, we don't. Give up that is.
Just like my husband and I have had to continually be creative in our methods of survival, so do we as writers need to be in how we write. New twists, better openings, deeper characterizations, stronger dialogue, great hooks.
Until it pays off and you finally get the call.
What are you doing to help you keep going with your writing?