How Much Do I Have To Write
To earn my keep?
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I won’t though. It just doesn’t interest me or my art. I am here for my soul, not for the dimes. However, to make a living BEYOND my day career, would be just so much icing on the cake.
Don’t get me wrong. I am grateful that I have a platform, a blog, a portfolio that actual readers enjoy. I appreciate every follower, clap, comment, highlight, and question I get here on Medium. I appreciate earning more (not much more) than I pay each month to be a writer and editor.
But I write poetry and stories (mostly). And my one-two minute word collages stack up by pennies. I don’t claim to have life’s answers. I have lived long enough to consider myself half-way wise, but I don’t need to tell my readers that. All of those articles are already written by other people.
However, those articles make money here. Those articles tell you how to live better now. It is like every magazine with diets and cleanses and core routines. They all say basically the same thing. So what is it?
Maybe it is about timing. Maybe THIS time you read the same thing, but it’s the one thing you needed to hear today. Am I alone in this? I know I am not the first or even hundredth writer to rant about this idea. But maybe you needed to read this today to think: Wow, I am a poet scraping by on Medium too! I feel your feels!
Samantha Lazar 2020
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