But here is the big question... Should a writer jump at the immediate chance for some quick cash, or does a writer work for the bigger money and the long term investment.
I started thinking about this recently and I have to say, I would go with the second option. If we think about regular investment plans, the people who have tended to do well, in the long run, are those people who built slowly. No, these people did not suffer or starve to death along the way, they just worked to let their finances build.
Sure, there are those people who have made the immediate success, but, in the end, how many of those people, further down the line, still had that cash and still had that success? Let's just think about the following:
- The dot com people.
- The 80's investment bankers
- The housing bubble.
There are a lot of "publishers" out there offering writers the chance for a quick chance to be published. They even claim this will lead to those bigger and better things. But will it?
I am not sure if I would want to risk it with a career that I love.