Does writing and greed mix?

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If you’re pursuing writing, or any other trade for that matter with the sole intention of becoming rich, stop here. Don’t read any more of this article. Still with me? Good. Then that means you’re passionate about what you do.

By all means: Read on.

The problem with most folks these days is that they chase the dollar. I know we’ve all got to make a living and money brings comfort. But when that’s all you can think of every waking moment then I’m sorry to say you’ve lost your way. Hey! That rhymes!

But seriously folks. Stop and think about what you’re doing and how you wish to go about doing it. Are you writing or painting or doing anything else just so one day your bank account will have more than 5 digits? Well I’m not here to judge, but too much greed is not good. (Sorry Gordon Gecko)

Focusing on money will just demean your work, and relegate it to mid-list mediocrity, or worse, the bargain table at your local bookstore: I know it’s cliché to say but it needs to be reiterated. And with so many artists out there to compete against, it’s something you simply cannot afford.

Think about it. And if you disagree, I’d like to hear from you.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com and https://twitter.com/LeopardKingSaga, where he blogs regularly about writing and self-improvement. You can also subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. If you do this he will dance on his hands.

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