It was the worst of times…it was the worst of times.
I’ve written a few times about the difficulty of prioritizing writing when you have another job or just life-in-general getting in the way. But that difficulty triples (at least) in size when your finances are dwindling to nothing and you have to worry about making rent in the next few months. The wall you build up slowly between you and your writing gets taller and taller as your bank account gets smaller and smaller.
But writing is an investment. A scary one, for sure, but a worthwhile one—even if you aren’t getting paid for it. Besides which, struggling is often the source of many good stories and ideas. At least, that’s what I’ve heard.
And in the mean time, here are some solid ideas on saving and/or making money for all you destitute writers: