How comforting it can feel to have a secure financial base elsewhere.
But do not over complicate this!
You do not need anything fancy.
For Larry McMurtry, the safe play can be “writing novels,” but you and I can take a more basic approach.
See, I worry little about my side projects producing income – because I have a financial base in a 8-5 paying job.
I worry less about that job than I otherwise would – because my wife has a fantastic job too.
And I worry less and less about
either of our jobs – because every 30 days we have more and more passive income via investments.
The key is multiple streams of income.
Do you see it?
Understand: This is how you begin. (And this is the long-term plan.)
Many writers hate this secondary nature in the film hierarchy; their complaints stretch back well over a century and continue today, but I feel no desire to add to them, possibly because I have a secure base elsewhere. There’s all those novels I’ve written—about thirty now. If a picture I work on doesn’t get made or is unsuccessful and loses money, I am not much affected. I have my other life, or lives: novel writing