Full-time writer was not a reality I could imagine. Dream about, sure, but rather fantastically.
When I first tried to embark on a full-time writing career as an author, I never just wrote.
Oh no. I taught as one of our low-paid adjunct professors. I took on clients. Started a consulting practice. Toiled in communications and marketing. I took on side gigs on the side of my side gigs. But mostly, I hustled.
Despite popular thought: Hustling is not creating. Hustling is hustling.
I wasn’t alone. My fellow creators and media makers, from journalists to filmmakers, were also battling this multi-headed animal.
Our reality prompted me to start The Create Daily to help us create daily so that we can achieve our creative dreams and thrive.
Each week, I send a hand-curated newsletter full with inspiration and opportunities (from funding to residencies) to advance our careers. I created The Creative Comeback, a course that helps you reignite your creative mojo so that you can get back on track to achieving your creative dreams.
Here’s the thing: most creators just want to create. But it’s hard as hell to be a full-time creator. It’s hard as hell to create daily. Shoot, it’s hard as hell to create consistently.