I hope that you, my fellow published and aspiring writers, really do see your writing life as a business. You are the president, the CEO, the principal player, the monarch (in some of your cases)–call yourself what you will.
You could choose to just let things happen. To not take yourselves seriously. To secretly hope, but not really take the steps to become the person and the writer you want to be.* You can do that, in which case you probably won’t be interested in any of these business-of-writing type posts.
BUT if you’re like me, and are interested in every single aspect of the writing business–from the art and craft part of it to the actual nitty-gritty money and organization and career-planning part of it–then I hope you’ll enjoy this newest installment in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Freelancer’s Guide to Survival. This week’s topic: Creating a business plan.
You know where I’m coming from. I urge you to take yourselves and your life as a writer seriously. Maybe I’ll need to write my own whole long post about that some day, but right now I’m writing a book instead. But some day! If you’re interested! I’ll be happy to kick your butts all over the place and get you thinking right.
Meanwhile, let Kris Rusch do that even better than I can.
*Yes, I split my infinitives all the time. Because I love to! Take it!