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?
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