In my IWSG post this month I talked about being bored and the idea of getting a day job. Then I stumbled across a quote from T S Eliot. He was asked:
Do you think that the optimal career for a poet would involve no work at all but writing and reading?
I think that for me it’s been very useful to exercise other activities, such as working in a bank, or publishing…the difficulty of not having as much time as I would like has given me greater pressure of concentration.
So I decided to do some research, and came across these great articles (don’t you just love Google!).
Ok, ok, enough! Lol….but what if you’ve already quit? What would be the benefits of going back to a ‘job’?
1. It could expand my sources of inspiration.
2. It might make me more eager to write.
3. It will broaden my range of skills and experiences.
4. Stop me procrastinating and use my time more wisely.
5. Give me my own money in my pocket, a sense of independence.
6. Get me out if the house and talking to people.
I don’t want a full time job, been there, done that, pissed me right off! Lol. Mainly because I don’t want to spend my weekends catching up with the laundry *shakes head adamantly* and what with “Albie” now, there is no way I’m going to do that. So I need to find something for a couple of hours a day, or something where it’s only a couple of mornings a week. Yeah, right, like 50,000 other people want *sighs*
I will keep looking though….maybe something will come up 🙂
Would you give up work if you could? Or do you see the benefits of keeping the day job while you write?